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Factors Affecting Aseptic Loosening of 4750 Total Hip Replacements

Total hip replacement is a successful surgery, that fails at a rate of approximately 10% at ten years from surgery.

Causes for failure are mainly aseptic loosening of one or both components partially due to wear of articular surfaces and partially to design.

  • How long your hip replacement will last is affected by gender, age, pathology, type of the prosthesis and skill of the surgeon.
  • It will be worse if you are a male patient, younger than 40 years, affected by sequelae of congenital diseases, operated by a surgeon who performed less than 400 total hip replacements.
  • Furthermore, cemented cups and stems (less expensive) have a higher risk of failure compared with uncemented ones (more expensive).

Source:

Barbara Bordini; Susanna Stea; Manuela De Clerico; Sergio Strazzari; Antonio Sasdelli; Aldo Toni Posted: 10/18/2007; BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders © 2007 Bordini et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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