THA with highly cross-linked polyethylene in patients 50 years or younger.

@article{Shia2009THAWH,
  title={THA with highly cross-linked polyethylene in patients 50 years or younger.},
  author={Derek S Shia and John C F Clohisy and Mark F. Schinsky and John M. Martell and William J. Maloney},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2009},
  volume={467 8},
  pages={2059-65}
}
UNLABELLED Highly cross-linked polyethylene has been associated with low in vitro wear, but also has decreased in vitro ultimate yield strength. We therefore asked whether highly cross-linked polyethylene would result in lower outcome scores, wear, or early failure in a young patient population. Seventy THAs in 64 patients were performed using a highly cross-linked (electron beam-irradiated to 9 Mrads) acetabular liner and a cobalt-chrome femoral head. The average age of the patients at surgery… CONTINUE READING