Assessment of Durability and Function at Minimum 35-year Follow Up of THR in Patients 50 and Under
Paper 773, presented at the AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting, March 11-15, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana.
…The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical, radiographic and functional outcomes of Charnley total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients under age 50 (a group that continues to actively function with their THA) at minimum 35 years of follow up….
…This study demonstrates the durability of cemented total hip replacements (THR) in a young patient population. Although 63.5% percent of the original hip replacements were functioning at the latest follow-up examination or at the time of death, a significant decrease in activity level as measured by functional scores was seen over time…