[Metal/metal coupling in total hip arthroplasty. Progress or setback?].

@article{Plitz2007MetalmetalCI,
  title={[Metal/metal coupling in total hip arthroplasty. Progress or setback?].},
  author={Wolfgang Plitz},
  journal={Der Orthopade},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={212, 214-6, 218-9}
}
It was about 1966 that the metal/metal coupling was introduced into clinical use by McKee and Watson-Farrar. The main arguments for the introduction of this hard/hard coupling were the low wear rates compared to polyethylene couplings and the long-term stability of the metal components. The metal/metal couplings of McKee and Watson-Farrar could not meet the… CONTINUE READING