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Hip squeaking: a 10-year follow-up study.
Journal of Arthroplasty
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The aim of the study was to analyze the incidence of squeaking with ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty (THA) after 10 years of follow-up and the potential complications that could occur related to this phenomenon. One hundred THAs implanted between November 1999 and December 2000 were evaluated. Incidence of squeaking was investigated clinically with a questionnaire. Implant positioning was analyzed on x-rays and computer tomography. Of the 100 THAs, 5 patients presented with squeaking. All of them were active, sporty, and heavy men. Functional scores were comparable with nonsqueaking patients. There was no malpositioning on the x-ray analysis, no wear, and no loosening. We could not demonstrate any relation between squeaking and ceramic fracture. Squeaking noise appeared at a mean of 66 months postsurgery. It appears to be an isolated phenomenon without any consequences at 10-year follow-up.
Adult, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip/instrumentation, Bone Malalignment/radiography, Ceramics, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Hip Joint/radiography, Hip Joint/surgery, Hip Prosthesis, Humans, Incidence, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Noise, Osteoarthritis, Hip/surgery, Postoperative Period, Prosthesis Failure, Questionnaires, Retrospective Studies, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Treatment Outcome
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