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Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 117, Issue 3, pp 132–135 | Cite as

The Furlong hydroxyapatite-coated femoral prosthesis

A 4- to 7-year follow-up study
  • G. Loupasis
  • I. D. Hyde
  • E. W. Morris
Original article

Abstract

We report the clinical and radiograph outcome of 77 Furlong hydroxyapatite fully coated femoral prosthesis in 71 patients undergoing primary total hip replacement, with mean follow-up of 65 months (range 48–82 months). The patients’ average age at surgery was 55 years. The clinical results, as determined by Harris hip score, were excellent or good for 84% of the hips. Thigh pain which was not disturbing was present in 9% of the hips. No femoral component had been revised for aseptic loosening, and none were considered loose radiographically at the time of final follow-up evaluation. Serial radiographs revealed an excellent quality of bone around the prostheses, with positive evidence of bone ingrowth and no signs of impending failure.

Keywords

Clinical Result Hydroxyapatite Femoral Component Aseptic Loosening Bone Ingrowth 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Loupasis
    • 1
  • I. D. Hyde
    • 2
  • E. W. Morris
    • 2
  1. 1.17 Magnisias Str, 71305 Heraklion, Crete, GreeceGR
  2. 2.County Hospital, Lincoln LN2 5QY, UKGB

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