[Gliding polyethylene-PMMA combination as "wear model"].

The situation, described in this casuistry, shows the fatal consequences of the huge amount of wear particles from the PE-PMMA-components of a total hip prosthesis. The prosthesis had been implanted in Russia. It was made of a PE-ball fixed to a titanium stem and a socket, which had been molded intraoperatively in situ. The combination of PMMA and PE in the… (More)