#Flash: Study finds, Stainless steel femoral heads reduces R
The aim of this study was to compare the survivorship of stainless steel and ion implanted chromium-cobalt femoral heads in order to determine whether ion implantation has a lower risk of revision. 40,468 total hip replacements met the inclusion criteria. Results showed that Stainless steel heads had a lower revision rate compared to low friction ion treated (LFIT) chromium-cobalt heads which was even greater when 32mm heads were used. Finally, the use of a stainless steel heads was proposed when using an Exeter/Trident hybrid hip with an highly crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) liner.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0883540321006768?dgcid=rss_sd_all