THA: HXLPE vs. UHMWPE liners; tantalum vs. titanium acetabular cups
Radiostereometric analysis study of tantalum compared with titanium acetabular cups and highly cross-linked compared with conventional liners in young patients undergoing total hip replacementJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Apr 15;97(8):627-34
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46 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty were randomized to one of four groups: a highly-crosslinked polyethylene (HXLPE) liner in either a titanium or tantalum acetabular cup, or an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) liner in either a titanium or tantalum acetabular cup. The purpose of this study was to determine whether liner material had a significant effect on femoral head ...
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