Background and purpose — The use of crosslinked polyethylene in total hip arthroplasty (THA) has decreased wear remarkably. It has been suggested that the antioxidative effects of vitamin E may enhance the wear properties of polyethylene even further. This study evaluates revision rates between vitamin E-infused polyethylene liners (E1 and E-poly, ZimmerBiomet, Warsaw, IN, USA) versus moderately crosslinked polyethylene (ModXLPE) liners from the same manufacturer used in primary THA. Patients and methods — We conducted a study based on data from the Finnish Arthroplasty Register. The study group consisted of 2,723 THAs with a vitamin E-infused liner and a reference group of 2,707 THAs with a moderately crosslinked polyethylene liner. Survivorship, revision risk, and re-revision causes were compared between groups. Results — The 7-year survival of the vitamin E-infused polyethylene liner group and of the reference group with revision for any reason as the endpoint was comparable (94% [95% CI 92.9–94.9] and 93% [CI 91.9–93.9], respectively). The adjusted hazard ratio (HR) for any revision was similar between the groups (0.7 [CI 0.4–1.1]). When revision for aseptic loosening was studied as the endpoint, the survival for the study group was 99% (CI 98.6–99.4) and for the reference group 99% (CI 98.7–99.5), and the risk of revision was comparable between the study groups (HR 1.3 [CI 0.7–2.5]). Interpretation — After an observation period of 7 years vitamin E-infused liners shows results equal to results obtained with crosslinked polyethylene liners.
|DOI - pysyväislinkit|
|Tila||E-pub ahead of print - 1 helmikuuta 2021|
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!!ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine