Early catastrophic acetabular failure in Furlong total hip replacements.
Knox, David; Hamilton, Steven W.; Wardlaw, Douglas; Gibson, Peter H.
Steven W. Hamilton
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.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2009|
|Journal||Journal of orthopaedics and traumatology|
|Publisher||Springer (part of Springer Nature)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|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|
|Keywords||Ceramic on polyethylene articulation; Furlong replacement; Acetabular failure|
KNOX 2009 Early catastrophic acetabular failure