In vivo wear and migration of highly cross-linked polyethylene cups a radiostereometry analysis study
2005 (English)In: The Journal of Arthroplasty, ISSN 0883-5403, E-ISSN 1532-8406, Vol. 20, no 4, 409-413 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In 50 cemented hip arthroplasties, wear and migration of the polyethylene (PE) cups were measured with radiostereometric analysis for a period of 2 years. Twenty had a normal gamma-in-air-sterilized PE, another 20 had a PE sterilized with 30000 Gy followed by heat stabilization (Duration; Stryker Orthopaedics, Mahwah, NJ), and 10 had highly cross-linked PE cups irradiated with 100000 Gy (Crossfire; Stryker Orthopaedics). In the initial 2 months, head penetration (creep) was 63 microm on average for the 3 groups. From 2 to 24 months, the mean proximal head penetration (wear) was 156 microm for standard PE, 138 microm for stabilized PE (P = .45), and 23 microm for highly cross-linked PE (P < .001; analysis of variance). The low in vivo wear rate for highly cross-linked cups was not at the expense of higher migration or less favorable clinical outcome and looks promising.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 20, no 4, 409-413 p.
wear, migration, cross-linked, polyethylene, THA
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-23498DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2004.09.040PubMedID: 16124954OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-23498DiVA: diva2:224794