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The Furlong total hip: satisfactory interim results of a new cemented arthroplasty

P.J. Warren¹, D. O’Doherty², G Scott³ and C.G. Greenough²

Category: Furlong Clinical Results

¹ Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, UK
² Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
³ Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot, UK

The results of 148 total hip replacements using the Furlong cemented prosthesis are reported. Average follow up was 52 months, with a minimum of 36 months. Operations were performed by all grades of surgeon. Defining survival as retention of the prosthesis the 5-year survivorship was 97%. Significant heterotopic ossification occurred in 12 patients, but this did not affect the clinical outcome. It is concluded that the early results of this inexpensive prosthesis are satisfactory and there is no reason to reconsider its use.