Hydroxyapatite coating improves 8- to 10-year performance of the Link RS cementless femoral stem
2002 (English)In: The Journal of Arthroplasty, ISSN 0883-5403, Vol. 17, no 2, 172-175 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In a prospective randomized clinical study, 12 hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated and 8 identical but noncoated stems were implanted in 20 patients. At 8- to 10-year follow-up, the HA-coated stems displayed excellent clinical and radiographic results in 11 out of 12 patients, whereas 7 out of 8 noncoated stems were failures and had been subject to revision. Despite the small number of patients in this series, HA coating seems to improve the long-term stable fixation of uncemented femoral implants.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 17, no 2, 172-175 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12809DOI: 10.1054/arth.2002.29395OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12809DiVA: diva2:17097