We analyzed the results of 206 consecutive total hip arthroplasties performed using large diameter ceramic-on-ceramic bearings. At an average follow-up of 28. months, the mean Harris Hip Score improved from 54 to 92. Fifteen (7.3%) hips were noted to squeak. There was no significant difference between silent and squeaking hips with regards to age, weight, height, BMI, range of movement, femoral head diameter, leg length, and offset or center of rotation. No correlation was present between incidence of squeaking and increasing cup inclination and anteversion. 5.2% of cups orientated within Lewinnek's safe zone squeaked. No hips required revision for squeaking. While large diameter ceramic bearings may produce squeaking, our early results of surgery using large head ceramic bearings are encouraging. However, long-term follow-up is required.
- Cup orientation
- Large diameter