Seventy-one total hip arthroplasties with a cementless, wedge fit, cobalt chrome femoral component were reviewed in 60 patients at a minimum 10-year followup (mean, 11.5 years). For the femoral component, the mechanical failure rate was 5% and the revision rate for aseptic loosening was 0%. The mean Charnley scores for pain, function, and motion changed from preoperative mean values of 3.0, 2.7, and 3.2 to followup mean values of 5.7, 5.5, and 5.2, respectively. The followup mean Harris hip Score was 91. The incidence of thigh pain was 1.4% at 10-year followup. Ninety-five percent of femoral components showed radiologic evidence of stable, bone ingrowth fixation, whereas loosening was seen in 5% of stems. Despite the high incidence of acetabular osteolysis, no osteolysis was seen on the femoral side distal to the lesser trochanter. Nonmodularity of the femoral component led to unavoidable revision of stably fixed femoral components in seven (9.8%) hips during the revision of a loose socket. Design features (collarless, tapered, wedge fit, and circumferentially porous coated) were thought to be crucial to the superlative results with the cobalt chrome femoral component.





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