Corrosion of the Head-Stem Taper Junction—Are We on the Verge of an Epidemic?


The modular head taper junction has contributed to the success of total hip arthroplasty (THA) greatly. Taper corrosion and wear problems reported for large and extra-large metal-on-metal bearings as well as for bi-modular THA stems have cast doubt on the benefit of the taper interface. Presently, corrosion problems are being reported for nearly all kinds… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11420-016-9526-4


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