Radiolucent lines and osteolysis along tapered straight cementless titanium hip stems: a comparison of 6-year and 10-year follow-up results in 95 patients.

@article{Zweymller2006RadiolucentLA,
  title={Radiolucent lines and osteolysis along tapered straight cementless titanium hip stems: a comparison of 6-year and 10-year follow-up results in 95 patients.},
  author={Karl A Zweym{\"u}ller and Ulrike M Schwarzinger and Martin S Steindl},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={871-6}
}
BACKGROUND The progress of radiolucent lines (RLs) around the stems of cementless hip endoprostheses and their implications for implant survival are unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS 150 consecutive total hip replacements (THRs) were performed between January and July 1993. The presence and development of RLs and osteolyses were monitored with a standardized special radiographic technique, and the results were compared at 6 and 10 years of follow-up in 95 patients. RESULTS At 6 years, RLs were… CONTINUE READING