The outcome of 25 primary THAs in patients with hip dysplasia using the AML Bantam femoral stem (DePuy) is reported. Age at operation averaged 43 ± 10 years. Twenty-two of 25 stems were cementless. All cementless acetabular components had conventional or cross-linked polyethylene and screws. Follow-up averaged 11 ± 5 years (range 4-18). Four cementless stems were revised after 3, 4, 8, and 9 years; 2/3 cemented stems were revised at 8 and 18 years. Femoral revisions demonstrated extensive conventional polyethylene wear, periprosthetic osteolysis and loosening. Five entire cups were revised for wear and loosening; four liners were replaced. Harris Hip Scores for patients with retained stems went from 43 ± 12 to 85 ± 13. High revision rates with the proximally porous coated Bantam stem are due to loss of fixation, often associated with polyethylene wear and osteolysis.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.arth.2014.02.027
View details for PubMedID 24698818