Long-term results of revision total hip replacement : a follow-up report
- PM Pellicci, Jr Wilson PD, +4 authors JJ. Callaghan
- JBoneJoint Surg[Am]1985
Since 1964, 3573 uncemented Ring total hip replacements of all types have been performed; 194(5.4%) have required revision for infection, loosening or breakage. Of these, 102 were available for review; 81 had satisfactory results five years after operation. These results are better than many of those reported after revision of cemented hip replacements. It is suggested that the absence of cement makes revision easier because bone erosion rarely occurs.