Cementless total hip arthroplasties using ceramic-on-ceramic articulation in young patients - A minimum 5-year follow-up study

Michael H. Huo, Richard P. Martin, Laurine E. Zatorski, Kristaps J. Keggi

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Cementless total hip arthroplasties were performed in 25 consecutive young patients (27 hips), with a mean age of 36.5 years, using prostheses that offered ceramic-on-ceramic articulation. The median follow-up period was 75 months, with all hips being followed a minimum of 5 years. Revision surgery was necessary in one hip at 60 months for fracture of the cup. Ninety-six percent of the remaining hips were rated good or excellent clinically using the Harris hip scale. Radiographic loosening of one or both components was evident in 3 hips. There was no incidence of femoral or acetabular osteolysis observed at follow-up periods of 5 to 8 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-678
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996



  • Cementless
  • Ceramic-on-ceramic articulation
  • Total hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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