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Orthopedics. 2008 Nov;31(11):1078.

Primary ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacement versus metal-on-metal hip resurfacing in young active patients.

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Ghent University Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Ghent, Belgium.


The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes between ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacement and metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty in comparable groups of young active patients at a 3- to 6-year follow-up. The first 250 patients (mean age, 49.54 years) of a series of 930 resurfacing arthroplasties were compared clinically and functionally with a series of 190 patients (mean age, 46.76 years) with ceramic-on-ceramic uncemented total hip prostheses. The total Harris hip score was 97.9 in the resurfacing group vs 92.1 in the ceramic group. In the resurfacing group, 60.71% had a strenuous activity level vs 30.43% in the ceramic group.

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