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ACE Report #9882
Ace Report Cover Arthroplasty

Lower incidence of osteolysis development with HLXPE vs. standard polyethylene over 12-yr follow-up


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Relationship Between Polyethylene Wear and Periprosthetic Osteolysis in Total Hip Arthroplasty at 12 Years in a Randomized Controlled Trial Cohort

J Arthroplasty. 2017 Apr;32(4):1186-1191

Contributing Authors: S Glyn-Jones GE Thomas A Taylor JA Broomfield TT Malak AJ Palmer

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Synopsis

53 patients who were scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to have the procedure completed using either a highly-crosslinked polyethylene (HXLPE) liner or a conventional, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) liner. Patients were assessed on computed tomography for incidence and volume of osteolytic lesions over a minimum 12-year follow-up. Incidence for the development ...

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