Indexed on: 08 Jan '08Published on: 08 Jan '08Published in: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the long-term results after Corin C-Fit uncemented total hip arthroplasty in young patients with hydroxyapatite or porous coated components.We prospectively followed 36 patients (38 hips) who had Corin C-Fit uncemented total hip arthroplasties by eight experienced consultant surgeons at two centres. The acetabular and femoral components were hydroxyapatite or porous coated.The overall 10-year survival rate for the Corin C-Fit arthroplasty was 43%. The 10-year survivorship for the femoral implant was 56% and for the acetabular component 59%.The evidence presented in this study suggests that the Corin C-Fit uncemented total hip arthroplasty has one of the highest mid- and long-term failure rates for both femoral and acetabular components in the literature. We believe this implant should not be used and patients who have had this form of total hip arthroplasty should be kept under regular review.