The aim of this study was to report the long-term results from a previously published midterm follow-up of a titanium monoblock, elliptical acetabular component. A total of 258 primary total hip arthroplasties (212 patients) with a monoblock, acetabular component were followed up for a mean period of 11.1 years (10-15). Average yearly wear rate was 0.08 mm/y (0.0009-0.32). Acetabular radiolucencies were present in 6 hips (2.4%); all were nonprogressive and present in acetabular zone I. Acetabular osteolysis was present in 5 patients (5 hips, 1.9%); all cups were stable. Four acetabular components were revised, 3 because of recurrent instability. No acetabular components were revised for polyethylene wear or dissociation, acetabular osteolysis, loosening, or deep infection. This monoblock design demonstrates excellent long-term survival and low rate of osteolysis.
- Acetabular cup
- Backside wear
- Polyethylene wear
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine