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The hydroxyapatite-coated JRI-Furlong hip: Outcome in patients under the age of 55 years

A. Robertson, D. Lavalette, S. Morgan, P. D. Angus

Category: Furlong Clinical Results

Dewsbury & District Hospital, Dewsbury, England

We present the clinical and radiographic outcome of 68 consecutive primary total hip replacements performed in 54 patients under the age of 55 years using a hydroxyapatite-coated femoral component and threaded cup with a modular ceramic head (JRI-Furlong). We reviewed 62 (91%) hips at a median follow-up of 8.8 years (5 to 13.8) after implantation; six (9%) were lost to follow-up. At review there had been four (6%) revisions but only one for aseptic loosening (acetabulum). Radiographic review of the remaining hips did not identify any evidence of femoral or acetabular loosening. The median Harris and Merle d’Aubigné and Postel hip scores were 95.9 (42.7 to 100) and 17 (3 to 18) respectively. The JRI-Furlong hip gives promising functional and radiographic results in young patients in the medium term.

J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2005:87-B:12-15