Clinical and radiological outcome of stemmed hip replacement after revision from metal-on-metal resurfacing

V. K. Eswaramoorthy, L .C. Biant, R. E. Field

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We report the outcome of total hip replacement in 29 failed metal-on-metal resurfacing hip replacements in which the primary surgery was performed between August 1995 and February 2005. The mean length of follow-up was five years (1.7 to 11.7). Of the 29 hip resurfacings, 19 acetabular components and all the femoral components were revised (28 uncemented stems and one cemented stem). There were no deaths and none of the patients was lost to follow-up. None of the hips underwent any further revision. The results of the revision resurfacing group were compared with those of a control group of age-matched patients. In the latter group there were 236 primary total hip replacements and 523 resurfacings performed during the same period by the same surgeons. The outcome of the revision resurfacing group was comparable with that of the stemmed primary hip replacement group but was less good than that of the primary hip resurfacing group. Long-term follow-up is advocated to monitor the outcome of these cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1454-8
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip/methods
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hip Joint/diagnostic imaging
  • Hip Prosthesis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metals
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Radiography
  • Reoperation/methods
  • Surface Properties
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult


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