Author(s): Krikler S, Schatzker J
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Abstract A case of abrupt failure of the ceramic head component of a total hip arthroplasty is reported. The prosthesis had been inserted more than 5 years previously and had functioned well until its abrupt failure. At revision, the metal femoral and acetabular components were intact and well fixed. The broken ceramic head was replaced with a metal component, and the polyethylene liner replaced with a new one.
This article was published in J Arthroplasty
and referenced in Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods