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Early catastrophic acetabular failure in Furlong total hip replacements.

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


David Knox

Steven W. Hamilton

Douglas Wardlaw

Peter H. Gibson


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.


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:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 31, 2009
Online Publication Date Jan 31, 2009
Publication Date Mar 31, 2009
Deposit Date Aug 8, 2017
Publicly Available Date Aug 8, 2017
Journal Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Print ISSN 1590-9921
Electronic ISSN 1590-9999
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1
Pages 39-42
Keywords Ceramic on polyethylene articulation; Furlong replacement; Acetabular failure
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