The long term results of the original Exeter polished cemented femoral component : a follow-up report

Ling, Robin S.M., Charity, John, Lee, A.J. Clive, Whitehouse, Sarah L., Timperley, A. John, & Gie, Graham A. (2009) The long term results of the original Exeter polished cemented femoral component : a follow-up report. Journal of Arthroplasty, 24(4), pp. 511-517.

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We present a long-term follow-up report of the results of the original Exeter polished cemented stems inserted between November 1970 and the end of 1975 at our institution by surgeons of widely differing experience, utilising crude cementing techniques. The results of this series were reported in 1988 [1] and again in 1993 [2]. There have been no failures from aseptic femoral component loosening since the 1993 report. From the original series of 433 hips there were, at the end of 2003, 26 living patients with 33 hips. Of the latter, there were 25 hips in 20 patients with their original femoral components still in situ. 28 hips (6.46%) from the original series have been lost to follow-up, though none since 1992. With the end-point re-operation for aseptic stem loosening, the survivorship is 93.5% (95% CI: 90.0% to 97.0%).The re-operation rate for aseptic femoral component loosening is 3.23% into the 33rd year of follow-up.

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ID Code: 18942
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: total hip replacement, Exeter polished stem, taper-slip, long-term survivorship, cement
DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2009.02.002
ISSN: 0883-5403
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 27 May 2009 04:20
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 14:39

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