Early experience with dual mobility acetabular systems featuring highly cross-linked polyethylene liners for primary hip arthroplasty in patients under fifty five years of age: an international multi-centre preliminary study

Jean Alain Epinette, Steven F. Harwin, Fiachra E. Rowan, Philippe Tracol, Michael A. Mont, Morad Chughtai, Geoffrey H. Westrich

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate early performance of contemporary dual mobility acetabular systems with second generation annealed highly cross-linked polyethylene for primary hip arthroplasty of patients under 55 years of age. Methods: A prospective observational five years study across five centers in Europe and the USA of 321 patients with a mean age of 48.1 years was performed. Patients were assessed for causes of revision, hip instability, intra-prosthetic dissociation, Harris hip score and radiological signs of osteolysis. Results: There were no dislocations and no intra-prosthetic dissociations. Kaplan Meier analysis demonstrated 97.51% survivorship for all cause revision and 99.68% survivorship for acetabular component revision at five years. Mean Harris hip score was 93.6. Two acetabular shells were revised for neck-rim implant impingement without dislocation and ten femoral stems were revised for causes unrelated to dual mobility implants. Conclusion: Contemporary highly cross-linked polyethylene dual mobility systems demonstrate excellent early clinical, radiological, and survivorship results in a cohort of patients that demand high performance from their implants. It is envisaged that DM and second generation annealed HXLPE may reduce THA instability and wear, the two most common causes of THA revision in hip arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-550
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Annealed highly crosslinked polyethylene
  • Dual mobility
  • HXLPE
  • Instability
  • Observational study
  • Outcome
  • Primary hip arthroplasty
  • Wear
  • X3
  • Young patient

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