Cementless reimplantation of hydroxyapatite-coated total hips after periprosthetic infections

Kuo-An Lai, Chyun-Yu Yang, Ruey Mo Lin, I. Ming Jou, Chii-Jeng Lin

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From February 1991 to July 1993, 26 hydroxyapatite (HA) coated total hips were implanted in 26 patients with infected hip prostheses. Seven were done as one-stage exchange arthroplasties and the other 19 were delayed reimplantations. Successful reimplantation was defined as a functioning hip without recurrence of infection at least 2 years after reimplantation. During a follow-up period of 25 to 54 months, 24 of the reimplantations were successful. Our success rate using the HA-coated prosthesis is similar to previous reports that used antibiotic impregnated bone cement. The HA method avoids the complications encountered with bone cement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-457
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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