Ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty in patients younger than 55 years.
PURPOSE: To review the outcomes of 65 patients younger than 55 years who underwent uncemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) using third-generation ceramic-on-ceramic prostheses.
METHODS: Medical records of 30 men and 35 women (80 hips) aged 18 to 55 (mean, 39) years who underwent uncemented THA using third-generation ceramic-onceramic prostheses by a single surgeon were reviewed. 61 THAs used the Reflection cup with the Synergy stem (n=49), Spectron stem (n=7), or Anthology stem (n=5), and 19 THAs used the Trident cup with the Secur-Fit stem. Outcomes were assessed based on the UCLA Activity Score and Harris Hip Score, as well as radiolucency around the implants, malposition, and subsidence on radiographs. Patients were asked about their satisfaction with current activity level (yes/no), activity limitation (no limitation, musculoskeletal limitation, psychological impediments and lack of motivation, and pain or disability of the operative hip), and change in occupational activity level (same or similar, more active, and less active or disability).
RESULTS: The mean follow-up period was 54 (range, 24-110) months. Six patients were excluded from the analysis owing to prosthetic failure secondary to ceramic liner fracture after falling (n=2), acetabular component loosening (n=1), intolerable squeak (n=1), periprosthetic fracture (n=1), and instability (n=1). The mean UCLA Activity Score improved from 4.0 (range, 1-10) to 7.7 (range, 2-10) [p
CONCLUSION: Ceramic-on-ceramic THA achieved acceptable clinical and radiographic outcomes.
Published In/Presented At
Shah, R. P., Scolaro, J. A., Componovo, R., Garino, J. P., & Lee, G. C. (2014). Ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty in patients younger than 55 years. Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong), 22(3), 338–341. https://doi.org/10.1177/230949901402200314
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery