Constrained liners in revision total hip arthroplasty: an overuse syndrome: in the affirmative.

@article{Fricka2006ConstrainedLI,
  title={Constrained liners in revision total hip arthroplasty: an overuse syndrome: in the affirmative.},
  author={Kevin B Fricka and Amanda L Marshall and Wayne G. Paprosky},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 4 Suppl 1},
  pages={121-5}
}
Instability after primary and revision total hip arthroplasty continues to be problematic for the surgeon. The use of constrained liners, which use a locking mechanism to capture the femoral head, has increased to help manage this problem. Constrained liners, however, present problems with acetabular component loosening, dissociation of the liner/shell interface, failure by breakage, and excessive polyethylene wear. Rather than resort to constrained liners, our approach has been to restore… CONTINUE READING

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