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Five-year polyethylene cup migration and PE wear of the Anatomic Dual Mobility acetabular construct

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Introduction: Dual mobility implants have been successful in reducing postoperative hip dislocation but mid-term results of cup migration and polyethylene wear are missing in the literature. Therefore, we measured migration and wear at 5-year follow-up using radiostereometric analysis (RSA). Materials and methods: A cohort of 44 patients (mean age 73, 36 female) with heterogeneous indications for hip arthroplasty but all with a high risk of hip dislocation received total hip replacement (THA) with The Anatomic Dual Mobility X3 monoblock acetabular construct and a highly crosslinked polyethylene liner. RSA images and Oxford Hip Scores were obtained perioperatively and 1, 2, and 5 years postoperatively. Cup migration and polyethylene wear were calculated using RSA. Results: Mean 2-year proximal cup translation was 0.26 mm (95% CI 0.17; 0.36). Proximal cup translation was stable from 1- to 5-year follow-up. Mean 2-year cup inclination (z-rotation) was 0.23° (95% CI − 0.22; 0.68) and was greater in patients with osteoporosis compared to patients without osteoporosis (p = 0.04). Using 1-year follow-up as baseline, the 3D polyethylene wear rate was 0.07 mm/year (0.05; 0.10). Oxford hip scores improved 19 (95% CI 14; 24) points from mean 21 (range 4; 39) at baseline, to 40 (9; 48) 2 years postoperatively. There were no progressive radiolucent lines > 1 mm. There was 1 revision for offset correction. Conclusions: Anatomic Dual Mobility monoblock cups were well-fixed, the polyethylene wear rate was low, and the clinical outcomes were good until 5-year follow-up suggesting good implant survival in patients of different age groups and with heterogeneous indications for THA.

Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Pages (from-to)5957-5965
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

    Research areas

  • Cup fixation, Dual mobility, Hip arthroplasty, HXLPE, Polyethylene wear, Radiostereometric analysis, Wear rate, Acetabulum/surgery, Polyethylene, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Hip Dislocation/surgery, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip/methods, Hip Prosthesis, Prosthesis Design, Prosthesis Failure, Female

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