Two- to 12-year evaluation of cementless Buechel-Pappas total hip arthroplasty

J Arthroplasty. 2004 Dec;19(8):1017-27. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2004.06.030.


A unique, straight-stemmed, proximally porous-coated, modular hip arthroplasty system, coated with thin-film (5- to 9-microm), titanium-nitride ceramic, was used clinically in 130 hip arthroplasties in 117 patients who were followed over a 2- to 12-year interval (mean, 6.45 years). Harris Hip Scores demonstrated 82.3% excellent, 15.4% good, 2.3% fair, and 0% poor results. Thigh pain that limited activities of daily living was seen in 0.8% (1 of 130) hips. Kaplan-Meier survival estimates using an endpoint of revision of any component for any reason demonstrated an overall survival of 95.5% during the 12-year interval. Cementless fixation survivorship of the acetabular and femoral components was 98.5% during the 12-year interval.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hip Prosthesis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthritis / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Treatment Outcome