Mid-term results of the modular ANCA-Fit femoral component in total hip replacement

C. M. Blakey, V. K. Eswaramoorthy, L. C. Hamilton, L. C. Biant, R. E. Field

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We report the minimum five-year follow-up of 352 primary total hip replacements using the uncemented hydroxyapatite-coated ANCA-Fit femoral component with a modular neck and head. The series comprised 319 patients (212 men, 107 women) with a mean age at operation of 64.4 years (28 to 97). The principal diagnosis was osteoarthritis. A total of 18 patients (21 hips) died before their follow-up at five years, nine patients (11 hips) were lost to follow-up, and four (four hips) declined further follow-up. Patient-reported outcomes have been recorded for 288 patients (316 hips). Their mean Oxford Hip Score improved significantly from 41 points (16 to 57) pre-operatively to 20 points (12 to 44) at five-year follow-up. Radiological assessment showed good bony stability in 98% of implants. There were two cases of aseptic loosening of the femoral component. There were no clinical or radiological complications related to modularity. In our series we did not see the high rate of intra-operative fracture previously reported for this implant. This medium-term follow-up study demonstrates that the clinical outcome of the ANCA-Fit femoral component is, to date, comparable with that of other metaphyseal loading femoral components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1561-5
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip/instrumentation
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible/therapeutic use
  • Durapatite/therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hip Joint/diagnostic imaging
  • Hip Prosthesis/standards
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Radiography
  • Range of Motion, Articular/physiology
  • Reoperation
  • Survival Analysis
  • Treatment Outcome


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