Highly cross-linked polyethylene in cemented THA: randomized study of 61 hips.

@article{Digas2003HighlyCP,
  title={Highly cross-linked polyethylene in cemented THA: randomized study of 61 hips.},
  author={G Herberts Digas and Johan N K{\"a}rrholm and Jonas Thanner and Henrik Malchau and Peter Herberts},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2003},
  volume={417},
  pages={126-38}
}
Highly cross-linked polyethylene (PE) has been introduced as an alternative bearing material in total hip arthroplasty (THA) because of high wear resistance in laboratory tests but the clinical experience of this material is limited. We evaluated a highly cross-linked PE (warm irradiated adiabatic melting, absorbed dose, 95 kGy) in a randomized study of cemented THAs. Cups of the same design but made of conventionally gamma irradiated PE (absorbed dose, 25-40 kGy) constituted the control group… CONTINUE READING
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