alexa [Damage to implants due to high-frequency electrocautery : analysis of four fractured hip endoprostheses shafts].


Journal of Medical Implants & Surgery

Author(s): Konrads C, Wente MN, Plitz W, Rudert M, Hoberg M

Abstract Share this page

Abstract In revision surgery of joints, high-frequency electrocauterization instruments are used for homeostasis and dissection of soft tissue. If there is contact of these instruments with the metal implants, flashover can occur. This can lead to thermal microstructural changes in the material and as a consequence may reduce the fatigue strength of the implant. Four cases of hip revision surgeries were analysed. In all cases flashovers occurred and secondarily, the titanium hip endoprosthesis stem broke in the neck section of the prosthesis. The conducted investigations showed that contact between the high-frequency instrument and the anterolateral aspect of the endoprosthesis neck had occurred. Electrothermal implant damage was found in the broken area. If in hip revision surgery the stem is not to be replaced, contact between high-frequency instruments and the metal implant should be avoided. This article was published in Orthopade and referenced in Journal of Medical Implants & Surgery

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version