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Wear Analysis of First-Generation Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: An Average 9-Year Follow-Up.
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PMID:  22425298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This is a retrospective review of 46 primary total hip arthroplasties using a first-generation highly cross-linked ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene liner (Crossfire; Stryker, Mahwah, NJ) with an average of 9-year follow-up. The purpose of this study was to measure linear penetration rate of first-generation polyethylene to determine if it maintains its wear resistance and fatigue strength over an extended period compared with conventional polyethylene. The mean (SD) total penetration was 0.339 (0.204) mm, and the mean (SD) penetration rate was 0.037 (0.022) mm/y. Our study demonstrated a 74% reduction in total penetration of highly cross-linked polyethylene when compared with historical controls using conventional polyethylene at an average of 9 years. Our results support the belief that highly cross-linked polyethylene does retain its wear resistance over an extended period.
Shaun E Reynolds; Arthur L Malkani; Rama Ramakrishnan; Madhusudhan R Yakkanti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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