[Ceramic head fracture--a rare complication in hip endoprosthesis. Case report and literature survey].


Since introduction of the prosthetic joint replacement numerous design modifications have taken place. Some were successful other were given up after short time. During almost twenty years now in joint arthroplasty of the hip components made of A12 03-ceramics--ball and/or socket--are used. Many papers have reported about the results of these implants. One… (More)