Background: Ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) is currently a viable bearing combination in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and, due to its mechanical properties, it can be used in young patients requiring a long-lasting implant. The aim of this study is to report the results of a series of CoC THAs at a minimum 20 years follow-up. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on the 1st 100 consecutive alumina-on-alumina arthroplasties performed by a single surgeon on 51 females and 40 males with an average age of 60.7 years. The mean preoperative Harris Hip Score was 35. The press-fit cup consisted of a pure titanium core with a titanium alloy mesh. Both the inlay and the head were made of dense polycrystalline surgical-grade alumina. The 32-mm femoral head was anchored on 3 different femoral components. Results: 19 patients with 22 THAs were died or lost, 2 anatomic cementless stems were revised due to sinking, 1 THA was revised for periprosthetic infection. 2 patients sustained a Vancouver B1 periprosthetic femoral fracture. None of the 78 THAs eligible for this study were revised for wear, breakage, noise of the ceramic components. None of the cups, none of the cemented stems, none of the cementless straight stems failed. HHS raised up to a mean value of 95. Conclusions: The present report demonstrates that CoC coupling offers minimal wear at a long-term follow-up. Further studies are needed to evaluate whether the modern ceramic composites will confirm such excellent results in total hip replacement.
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|Titolo:||A minimum 20-year outcome of 100 consecutive alumina-on-alumina arthroplasties performed by a single surgeon|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|