Hip Pelvis.  2013 Dec;25(4):292-296. 10.5371/hp.2013.25.4.292.

Failure of a Metal Femoral Head after Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty for a Ceramic Liner Fracture

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Chonnam National University Medical School, Jeonnam, Korea. tryoon@chonnam.ac.kr

Abstract

Popularity of ceramic materials has increased among joint reconstruction surgeons for treatment of young patients who wish to maintain their active lifestyle. However, ceramic fracture is one of the most serious complications, and there are many concerns regarding the acceleration of third body wear and refracture of ceramic articulation after revision total hip arthroplasty for a ceramic fracture. To date, a few authors have reported on complications due to residual ceramic particles after revision surgery. We report on a case of metallosis due to metal head wear caused by residue of fractured ceramic particles lodged in the polyethylene liner after revision total hip arthroplasty for a ceramic liner fracture.

Keyword

Total hip arthroplasty; Revision; Ceramic fracture; Metallosis

MeSH Terms

Acceleration
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
Ceramics*
Head*
Humans
Joints
Life Style
Polyethylene
Ceramics
Polyethylene
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