Minimum 30 Year Results of Bilaterally Implanted Cemented and Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients Younger Than 50 Years

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      The rate of failure of cemented and cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) in younger patients is higher than that in elderly patients. The purpose of this study was to document the long-term clinical results of THA with so-called third-generation cementing and the results of second-generation cementless THA in patients < 50 years of age.


      This study included 106 patients who had had bilateral THA with a cemented stem in one hip and a cementless stem in the other. There were 78 men and 28 women. Their mean age was 47 years (range 21 to 49). The average follow-up duration was 31 years (range, 30 to 32.5 years).


      There were similar mean Harris Hip Scores (90 versus 91 points) between the groups at the final follow-up. Forty-six acetabular components (43%) in the cemented group and 48 acetabular components (45%) in the cementless group were revised. Five femoral components (5%) in the cemented group and four femoral components (4%) in the cementless group were revised. Survivorship of the acetabular component at 30.8 years was similar in both groups (57% in the cemented group versus 55% in the cementless group). Survivorship of the femoral component at 30.8 years was also similar in both groups (95% in the cemented group versus 96% in the cementless group).


      Long-term fixation of the cemented or cementless femoral stem was outstanding. There was a high rate of the acetabular component revision due to conventional polyethylene wear and periacetabular osteolysis in both hybrid and fully cementless THA groups.


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