Femoral revision with an extensively hydroxyapatite-coated femoral component Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Scapula
  • Shoulder Joint

abstract

  • Between December 1996 and April 2003, 26 consecutive femoral component revisions in 24 patients were performed with an extensively hydroxyapatite-coated femoral stem. Two patients were lost to follow-up, and two patients died of unrelated causes. Of the 22 femoral revisions in 20 patients, there was a 0% incidence of mechanical loosening at average follow-up of 3.2 years (2-6.3 years). The Harris Hip Score improved from 59 (36 to 83) to 95 (84 to 100) postoperatively (p < 0.001). Rate of revision was 18.2% (4.5% for sepsis, 9.1% for instability, and 4.5% for polyethelene wear). All 22 femoral components had evidence of bone ingrowth. The extensively coated hydroxyapatite stem in this series produced excellent clinical results with a low incidence of thigh pain (4.5%) and severe stress shielding (4.5%).

publication date

  • February 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2504273

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11420-007-9068-x

PubMed ID

  • 18751863

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 55

end page

  • 61

volume

  • 4

number

  • 1