Total hip replacement without cement for non-inflammatory osteoarthrosis in patients who are less than forty-five years old

M. A. Mont, D. C. Maar, K. A. Krackow, Michael Jacobs, Lynne C Jones, D. S. Hungerford

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Forty-two patients (forty-four hips) who, at an age of less than forty- five years, had a total hip replacement without cement for the treatment of noninflammatory osteoarthrosis, were followed for three to seven years (average, four and one-half years). At the latest follow-up evaluation, thirty-seven hips (84 per cent) had an excellent Harris rating; three (7 per cent), good; one (2 per cent), fair; and three (7 per cent), poor. The mean Harris hip score was 92 points, compared with 43 points before the operation. Two hips (5 per cent) had a revision due to complications. In another hip, there was a progressive radiolucent line around the femoral component, increased shedding of beads, and a low score for fixation and stability, according to the criteria of Engh et al. We concluded that total hip arthroplasty without cement, at least for the time-period studied, has a high rate of success for the management of patients less than forty-five years old who have non-inflammatory osteoarthrosis of the hip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-751
Number of pages12
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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