Minimum 5-year Follow-up for Primary THA Using a Tapered, Proximally Coated Cementless Stem

May 2013
Orthopedics;May2013, Vol. 36 Issue 5, pe633
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study was to assess the survivorship of a proximally coated, cementless femoral stem used for total hip arthroplasty at a minimum 5-year follow-up by assessing clinical outcomes and implant survival. A total of 936 primary total hip arthroplasties were performed in 854 patients by 3 high-volume surgeons between 2001 and 2007. Patients included 385 men and 469 women with a mean age of 56 years (range, 20-88 years) and a mean follow-up of 7 years (range, 5-11 years). The aseptic revision rate related to the femoral component was 0.3%. Three patients underwent revision of the femoral component. Mean postoperative Harris Hip Score improved to 91 points (range, 70-100 points). When stratified by primary cause of total hip arthroplasty, no differences were found in implant survivorship or postoperative Harris Hip Scores. With the exception of the 3 patients who underwent revision surgery, postoperative radiographic evaluation of the stems demonstrated no progressive radiolucencies, component malalignment, change in component position, or implant subsidence at most recent follow-up. These results are encouraging and indicate a 0.3% revision rate for the femoral component. The cause of primary total hip arthroplasty did not affect the clinical outcomes. These types of prostheses will provide patients with a stable implant that is expected to have excellent durability and longevity.


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