Hydroxyapatite-coated titanium porous plasma spray tapered stem: experience at 15 to 18 years.

@article{Lombardi2006HydroxyapatitecoatedTP,
  title={Hydroxyapatite-coated titanium porous plasma spray tapered stem: experience at 15 to 18 years.},
  author={Adolph V. Lombardi and Keith R. Berend and Thomas H Mallory},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2006},
  volume={453},
  pages={81-5}
}
Advocates of hydroxyapatite in primary total hip arthroplasty report enhanced fixation and early improvements in pain and function. Others report no difference in long-term outcomes with hydroxyapatite application to an already proven fixation surface. We previously reported more rapid clinical improvement with a proximally porous, plasma-sprayed titanium, tapered geometry stem. We now report the long-term followup data on 191 consecutive total hip arthroplasties in which a standard (130 hips… CONTINUE READING

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