Midterm results of large diameter Biolox forte ceramic head on delta ceramic liner articulation in total hip arthroplasty

Bun-Jung Kang, Yong-Chan Ha, Sun-Chul Hwang, Young-Kyun Lee, Kyung-Hoi Koo
Journal of Arthroplasty 2014, 29 (12): 2412-4
Seventy-nine patients (94 hips), who underwent cementless alumina-on-alumina total hip arthroplasty (THA) with the use of a 36-mm delta ceramic liner-on-alumina ceramic femoral head, were followed for an average of 6.5years (range, 5-7.7years). All acetabular and femoral components were bone-ingrown and neither pelvic nor femoral osteolysis was identified until the latest follow-up. The survivorship with revision surgery as an endpoint was 97.9% (95% confidence interval=100%-95%). Ceramic related complications such as fracture and squeaking did not occur in any patient. The mid-term results of cementless THA with this type of ceramic articulation are encouraging.

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