Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

We reviewed 598 cemented Charnley and Hi-nek total hip arthroplasties at 7 years. Data were obtained from general practitioners, hospital medical notes, microfilm, and patient questionnaires. Outcome measures were revision rates, survival analysis, 12-item Oxford Hip Score, and satisfaction ratings. There were 471 Charnley (79%) and 127 Hi-nek (21%) total hip arthroplasties; 139 deaths (23%) occurred, and 5 (<1%) were lost to follow-up. Characteristics of the Charnley and Hi-nek patient groups were similar, with more information missing for Charnley cases. Revision rates were Charnley, 37 (8%), and Hi-nek, 6 (5%) (not significant). Survival analysis revealed no difference between the 2 groups (P = .23). The patients' median Oxford Hip Score was low/good (19), slightly worse for the Hi-nek group (not significant). Taking all evidence together, neither implant was outperforming the other at 7 years.


Journal article


J arthroplasty

Publication Date





710 - 717


Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Prosthesis Design, Reoperation, Retrospective Studies, Surveys and Questionnaires, Treatment Outcome