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A randomised controlled trial of large metal on highly cross-linked polyethylene articulations in primary and revision total hip replacement, 40th Advances in Arthroplasty, 202, Cambridge, MA, 2010.
Fortunately, new developments in highly cross-linked polyethylene have led to lower initial wear rates.
Verilast technology is a combination of the company's Oxinium material and highly cross-linked polyethylene.
These include metal-on-metal (MOM), ceramic, and highly cross-linked polyethylene implants.
The material also provides greater strength when compared to first-generation remelted highly cross-linked polyethylenes, according to the company.
Two Year RSA Evaluation of the Wear of Vitamin E Stabilized Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene, the Stability of the Regenerex Acetabular Shells, and Femoral Components with 32mm Heads.
Hip sales increased 26%, driven by strong sales of our VerSys(R) porous hip stems, the introduction of Trabecular Metal acetabular cups and increased sales of Trilogy(R) cups incorporating Longevity(R) highly cross-linked polyethylene liners.
Concerns related to the release of particulate debris from traditional polyethylene bearings, which leads to implant loosening and joint infections, has created increased interest in alternative bearing surfaces that are constructed from highly cross-linked polyethylene (HXLPE), metal, ceramic, or hybrid materials.