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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.v19.i2.60
pages 149-155

A Two-Year Prospective and Retrospective Multi-Center Study of the TriboFit® Hip System

Werner E. Siebert
Orthopädische Klinik Kassel gGmbH, Kassel, Germany
S. Mai
Orthopädische Klinik Kassel gGmbH, Kassel, Germany
A. Moroni
Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologia II, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
E. Chiarello
Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologia II, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
S. Giannini
Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologia II, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy

ABSTRACT

The first 50 cases using a polycarbonate-urethane acetabular component in the TriboFit® Hip System for human hip reconstruction were reviewed. The average follow-up for cases not revised or deceased prior to 24 months was 28.0 months. The clinical results were similar to those reported in the literature for the same indications and follow-up. Therefore, with 2 to 4 years follow-up, it can be concluded that the TriboFit® Hip System is as safe and effective for use as a hip replacement system in femoral neck fracture patients as traditional hemiarthroplasty systems, and in osteoarthritis patients as a total hip system made of traditional bearing materials.