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The results of eight to fourteen years of the use of the hydroxyapatite-coated femoral stem in young patients

S.P. Trikha, S. Singh, J. Edge

Category: Furlong Clinical Results

Worthing

We describe the clinical and radiological results of thirty eight consecutive total hip replacements, using the JRI Furlong Hydroxyapatite coated femoral component in patients younger than fifty years old. The mean age at the time of operation was 42 years. The average length of follow up was 10 years. The mean Harris hip score improved from 44 to 92. At 12 years the cumulative survival for the stem was 100% (95% CI 89 to 100.) There were no revisions of any femoral component. Our results show that the Furlong HAC implants give excellent long term results in young high demand patients.

Paper presented at BOA 2003, Birmingham, England, September 17th 2003.