Crosslinked polyethylene compared to conventional polyethylene in total hip replacement: pre-clinical evaluation, in-vitro testing and prospective clinical follow-up study.

@article{Geerdink2006CrosslinkedPC,
  title={Crosslinked polyethylene compared to conventional polyethylene in total hip replacement: pre-clinical evaluation, in-vitro testing and prospective clinical follow-up study.},
  author={Carel H Geerdink and Bernd P Grimm and Rama Ramakrishnan and Jorco Rondhuis and Aart J Verburg and Alphons J Tonino},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={719-25}
}
BACKGROUND Polyethylene wear-induced osteolysis is a major cause of implant loosening in total hip arthroplasty. New crosslinked polyethylenes are presumed to give lower wear rates, but no long-term clinical results are available yet. PATIENTS AND METHODS We compared basic material characteristics and MTS hip joint simulator wear rates of a crosslinked polyethylene (Duration) to those of conventional polyethylene. In a randomized double-blind 5-year clinical follow-up study, 133 hips (67… CONTINUE READING