J Hip Surg 2017; 01(02): 087-092
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1603629
Original Article
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Cemented versus Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty in Paget's Disease of Bone: A Systematic Review

Eoghan T. Hurley1, 2, James Cashman2, Keith A. Synnott2, John M. O'Byrne1, 2, Frank G. Lyons2
  • 1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2Department of Orthopaedics, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Further Information

Publication History

19 April 2017

24 April 2017

Publication Date:
31 May 2017 (eFirst)


The purpose of this study is to systematically review the clinical evidence for the use of cemented and cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) in Paget's disease of bone (PDB), and to ascertain whether any difference exists in clinical outcomes between the two implant types. MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library databases were searched in accordance with the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The quality of the studies was assessed using the methodological index for nonrandomized studies (MINORS) checklist. The reported clinical outcomes were evaluated using risk ratio (RR) with a p < 0.05 considered as statistically significant. Thirteen clinical studies with 444 primary THAs were included in this review. Cementless THA resulted in lower rates of aseptic loosening and lower rates of revision due to aseptic loosening (p < 0.05), but there was no overall statistically significant increase in the incidence of revision in the cemented THAs (p = 0.21). The postoperative Harris hip score was similar between both the groups. Also, the presence of heterotrophic ossification was similar in both the groups. Functional outcomes and survivorship were equivalent using either cementless or cemented components, with a similar rate of overall revisions. However, cementless components resulted in a decreased incidence of aseptic loosening and revision due to aseptic loosening. The current literature consists of a low level of evidence, level IV, which limits the conclusion of this study.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


This study has been presented at the British Hip Society, London between March 2 and 3, 2017.