Revision and complication rates in 654 Exeter total hip replacements, with a maximum follow-up of 20 years Published: 25 March 2003
Iceland’s geographical isolation with a stable and small population gives a rare opportunity for follow-up studies of medical interventions. Total hip replacements (THR) have been done at FSA Central Hospital in Akureyri, Iceland since 1982 with the Exeter hip implant being in use from the beginning…
…We have in this unique 2–20 year study of 654 THRs with no loss to follow-up for the patients, found revision rates that conform with the large Swedish THR registry. Complication rates in general are in agreement with that reported for other comparable patient groups, while infection rates appear lower.
Jonas Franklin1,2 , Otto Robertsson2 , Julius Gestsson1 , L Stefan Lohmander2 and Thorvaldur Ingvarsson1,2