Low wear rates seen in THAs with highly crosslinked polyethylene at 9 to 14 years in patients younger than age 50 years.

@article{Garvin2015LowWR,
  title={Low wear rates seen in THAs with highly crosslinked polyethylene at 9 to 14 years in patients younger than age 50 years.},
  author={Kevin L. Garvin and Tyler C White and Anand Dusad and Curtis W. Hartman and John M. Martell},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2015},
  volume={473 12},
  pages={
          3829-35
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients 50 years or younger are at high risk for wear-related complications of their total hip arthroplasty (THA) because of their generally higher levels of activity. Highly crosslinked polyethylene (HXLPE) is believed to be more durable for this population than conventional polyethylene because of its improved wear; however, limited information is available on the wear of HXLPE in this population, particularly the wear of HXLPE when it articulates with alternative bearings like… CONTINUE READING