3M Capital hip arthroplasty: 3-8-year follow-up of 208 primary hip replacements.


We reviewed 267 Capital hip replacements. Patients were recalled in 1998 after reports of failure of this prosthesis. 208 hips (200 patients) were followed-up (average 6 years). 9 hips (4%) had been revised for aseptic loosening and 10 stems (5%) were radiographically loose. Males and both varus and valgus stems showed a higher incidence of loosening. The… (More)


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