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Early catastrophic acetabular failure in Furlong total hip replacements.

Knox, David; Hamilton, Steven W.; Wardlaw, Douglas; Gibson, Peter H.

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David Knox

Steven W. Hamilton

Douglas Wardlaw

Peter H. Gibson

Abstract

The use of uncemented hip arthroplasty prostheses with ceramic articulations are popular, especially in the young, because of a perceived reduction in wear. We highlight a complication of ceramic on polyethylene articulating couples not previously described in the Furlong replacement. Despite widespread metalosis and particulate debris, osteolysis was not initially seen. The contamination compromised subsequent revision.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 31, 2009
Journal Journal of orthopaedics and traumatology
Print ISSN 1590-9921
Electronic ISSN 1590-9999
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1
Pages 39-42
Institution Citation KNOX, D., HAMILTON, S.W., WARDLAW, D. and GIBSON, P.H. 2009. Early catastrophic acetabular failure in Furlong total hip replacements. Journal of orthopaedics and traumatology [online], 10(1), pages 39-42. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10195-008-0045-z
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10195-008-0045-z
Keywords Ceramic on polyethylene articulation; Furlong replacement; Acetabular failure

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