Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

, Volume 467, Issue 1, pp 146–154

Survivorship of 2000 Tapered Titanium Porous Plasma-sprayed Femoral Components

  • Adolph V. LombardiJr.
  • Keith R. Berend
  • Thomas H. Mallory
  • Michael D. Skeels
  • Joanne B. Adams
Symposium: Papers Presented at the Hip Society Meetings 2008

DOI: 10.1007/s11999-008-0568-x

Cite this article as:
Lombardi, A.V., Berend, K.R., Mallory, T.H. et al. Clin Orthop Relat Res (2009) 467: 146. doi:10.1007/s11999-008-0568-x

Abstract

Tapered titanium porous plasma-sprayed components have performed well in primary THA. To confirm the literature at longer followup we retrospectively reviewed all 1639 patients who underwent 2000 THAs in which a specific porous femoral component was used. One hundred fourteen patients (134 hips) were lost to followup leaving a cohort of 1525 patients (1866 THAs). The component is a tapered titanium plasma spray-coated design that remained relatively unchanged since its first implantation except for circumferential proximal porous coating added in 1986 and an offset option added in 1999. Minimum followup was 24 months (average, 119 months; range, 24 to 275 months). To date there have been 39 femoral revisions for an implant survival of 98%. Using the Kaplan-Meier method, cumulative survival with any stem revision as the end point was 98.6% at 5 years, 98.4% at 10 years, 97.1% at 15 years, and 95.5% at 20 years. Using aseptic revision for failure of ingrowth as the endpoint, stem survival was 99.1%. Kaplan-Meier cumulative survival with aseptic revision for failure of ingrowth as the endpoint was 99.4% at 5 years, 99.3% at 10, 15 and 20 years. Harris hip pain and total scores improved. This titanium, porous plasma spray-coated femoral component continues to demonstrate high long-term survival with a low rate of component revision for any reason or aseptic failure of ingrowth.

Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study (case series). See the Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

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© The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adolph V. LombardiJr.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Keith R. Berend
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • Thomas H. Mallory
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael D. Skeels
    • 1
    • 4
  • Joanne B. Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc.New AlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  4. 4.Mount Carmel Health SystemNew AlbanyUSA

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