J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1998 Feb;33(1):29-32.

A Case of Failure of a Ceramic Head in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Report

Abstract

In 1970, Boutine introduced a alumina ceramic for cemented total hip replacement . A ceramic articulation thought to be superior to metal on polyethylene due to its extremely low coefficient of friction and its potential for resistance to wear. Mechanical failure of ceramic femoral head is rare. We report a case of fracture of ceramic femoral head, which occured after implantation of uncemented total hip replacement.

Keyword

Fracture of ceramic femoral head; Total hip arthroplasty

MeSH Terms

Aluminum Oxide
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
Ceramics*
Friction
Head*
Polyethylene
Aluminum Oxide
Ceramics
Polyethylene
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