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No Increased Migration in Cups with Ceramic-on-Ceramic Bearing: An RSA Study
University of Western Australia. (Perth Orthopaedic Institute)
University of Western Australia. (Perth Orthopaedic Institute)
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7657-6917
University of Western Australia. (Perth Orthopaedic Institute)
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2006 (English)In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, ISSN 0009-921X, E-ISSN 1528-1132, no 448, 39-45 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Ceramic-on-ceramic hip replacements might stress the bone interface more than a metal-polyethylene because of material stiffness, microseparation, and sensitivity to impingement. To ascertain whether this potentially increased stress caused an increased cup migration we compared a ceramic-on-ceramic with a metal-on-polyethylene implant for cup migration. Sixty one patients (61 hips) undergoing THA for osteoarthritis were randomized to ceramic on ceramic (Ce/Ce) or cobalt-chromium on cross-linked polyethylene bearings (PE) in the same uncemented cup shell. Migrationwas followed with RSA. At 2 years we observed similar mean cup translations in the 3 directions (0.07–0.40 mm vs. 0.05–0.31 mm, Ce/Ce vs. PE), as well as similar rotations around the 3 axes (0.31–0.92° vs. 0.57–1.40°). WOMAC and SF-36 scores were also similar and no radiolucent lines or osteolysis found. The large migration seen in some cups in both implant groups will require close monitoring to ascertain the reasons. Mean proximal wear of the polyethylene liners measured 0.016 mm between 2 and 24 months. Our data suggest there is no increased cup migration in the ceramic-on-ceramic implant compared with the metal-on-polyethylene, and they seem an equally safe choice. However, the low wear measured with the more versatile and less expensive cross-linked polyethylene makes it a strong contender. Levels of Evidence: Therapeutic Level I. See the Guidelinesfor Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

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2006. no 448, 39-45 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-40080DOI: 10.1097/01.blo.0000223999.10389.c9OAI: diva2:397868
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