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ACE Report #9417
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Noninferior mid-term wear of 36mm vs 28mm articulation with XLPE in THA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

The Wear Rate of Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene in Total Hip Replacement Is Not Increased by Large Articulations: A Randomized Controlled Trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Nov 2;98(21):1786-1793

Contributing Authors: DW Howie OT Holubowycz SA Callary

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56 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to either a 36-mm femoral head and the corresponding highly cross-linked polyethylene liner, or a 28-mm femoral head and the corresponding highly cross-linked polyethylene liner. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if the 36mm group had noninferior steady-state wear over 3-year follow-up when compared to the 28mm group. Results...

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