Ceramic-on-Ceramic Hip Outcome at a 5- to 10-Year Interval. Has it Lived Up to Its Expectations?

J. Wesley Mesko, James A. D'Antonio, William N. Capello, Benjamin E. Bierbaum, Marybeth Naughton

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This study reports revision and complication rates of a single cementless double-wedged tapered stem with an alumina-alumina bearing over 10 years since the beginning of premarket clinical trials. Of 930 hips (848 patients) implanted by 9 surgeons, there were 19 revisions at mean follow-up of 5.9 years compared to 10 revisions in the 123 hips implanted with the polyethylene control group at mean 7.8 years. The ongoing safety of alumina-alumina bearings is demonstrated through excellent (96.8%) survivorship at 10 years. Twenty-one patients reported 23 incidences of noise described as clicking, squeaking, popping, or creaking. Eight patients with 9 hips described the noise as squeaking, most occurring rarely and only 1 occurring frequently in a patient subsequently revised for a reason aside from the squeaking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-177
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011


  • Alumina
  • Polyethylene
  • Squeaking
  • Total hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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