Distributed analysis of hip implants using six national and regional registries: Comparing metal-on-metal with metal-on-highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings in cementless total hip arthroplasty in young patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hip Prosthesis
  • Prosthesis Design

abstract

  • We conducted a comparison of large-head-size, metal-on-metal implants and metal-on-highly cross-linked polyethylene implants in younger patients with uncemented fixation. We found consistent and strong evidence worldwide that large-head-size, metal-on-metal implants were associated with increased risk of revision after two years compared with metal-on-highly cross-linked polyethylene implants, with the effect becoming more pronounced over time.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4271426

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2106/JBJS.N.00459

PubMed ID

  • 25520416

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 25

end page

  • 33

volume

  • 96