Clinical Outcome Study and Radiological Findings of Zweymuller Metal on Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty. A Follow-up of 6 to 15 Years
AuthorPaleochorlidis, I. S.; Badras, L. S.; Skretas, E. F.; Georgaklis, V. A.; Karachalios, T. S.; Malizos, K. N.
We report the clinical and radiological outcome of 99 Zweymuller metal on metal total hip arthroplasties in 84 patients followed up prospectively for a mean period of 9.5 (range, 6-15) years. There were 29 (34.5%) male and 55 (65.5%) female patients with a mean age of 62.85 years (range, 50-70 years) at the time of surgery. All patients had osteoarthritis. One acetabular component and one stem were revised due to aseptic loosening. One femoral stem was revised due to a periprosthetic fracture. HHS score improved from a preoperative mean of 62.56 points (SD 8.87) to a final postoperative follow-up mean of 93.48 (SD 7.7). Cumulative success rate for both implants at 13 years, with aseptic loosening as the end point, was 97.05%, while for both implants at 13 years, with revision for any reason as the end point, it was 91.17%. Satisfactory results were observed with the use of this prosthesis. (Hip International 2009; 19: 301-8)