Author(s): Joshi A, Ilchmann T, Markovic L
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Abstract A total of 51 patients with bilateral simultaneous Charnley total hip arthroplasties were studied for wear behavior. The mean observation time was 14.7 years. Fourteen hips had been revised during follow-up. The mean wear rate was 0.071 mm/y for left hips and 0.081 mm/y for right hips. There were considerable side differences for individual patients and little agreement between the wear measurements of left and right hips. Linear wear was increased in men, in patients with high body weight. Linear wear after hip arthroplasty is not side related.
This article was published in J Arthroplasty
and referenced in Journal of Arthritis