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ACE Report #10077
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Creep and early wear reduced with vitamin E-infused HXLPE cup versus UHMWPE cup in THA

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Creep and Wear in Vitamin E-Infused Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene Cups for Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Jan 17;100(2):107-114

Contributing Authors: G Rochcongar G Buia E Bourroux J Dunet V Chapus C Hulet

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62 patients scheduled for total hip arthroplasty were randomized to either a monoblock, vitamin E infused highly-crosslinked polyethylene cup (HXLPE/VitE) or a monoblock, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene cup. Patients were assessed for three-dimensional femoral head penetration, using radiostereometric analysis, and clinical scores over 3-year follow-up. Groups demonstrate a non-significan...

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