Medical Study – More than 95% less wear with highly crosslinked PE vs. conventional PE Updated 6/20/08May 2008
Two randomized clinical studies investigating two types of highly crosslinked polyethylene sockets show significantly decreased wear rates with highly crosslinked polyethelene compared to conventional polyethylene at 5 years.“Use of highly crosslinked instead of conventional polyethylene (PE) reduced wear by more than 95%,” said Georgios Digas, MD, “Our findings support the continued use of the highly crosslinked PE.”
- Digas G, Kärrholm J, Thanner J, et al. Five-year experience of highly cross-linked polyethylene in cemented and uncemented sockets. Acta Orthopaedica. 2007;78 (6):746-754.