CORR Insights(®): oxidized zirconium head on crosslinked polyethylene liner in total hip arthroplasty: a 7- to 12-year in vivo comparative wear study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Osteolysis resulting from wear debris production from the bearing surfaces is a major factor limiting long-term survival of hip implants. Oxidized zirconium head on crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) is a modern bearing coupling. However, midterm in vivo wear data of this coupling are not known. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The purpose of this study was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-015-4560-y

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