Detailed inspection of metal implants.

  title={Detailed inspection of metal implants.},
  author={Harry S. Hothi and Reshid Berber and Robert K. Whittaker and Paul J. Bills and John A. Skinner and Alister J. Hart},
  journal={Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy},
  volume={25 3},
Detailed visual inspection of metal hips is the first step in retrieval analysis. In this study a systematic visual inspection protocol was developed to quantify bearing surface changes and their associations with material loss was investigated. Simple and multiple linear regression models found that moderate surface scratching, discolouration, haziness and the size of visible wear scars were all significantly associated with material loss (R2 = 5%-73%, p<0.05). Visual inspection is not a… CONTINUE READING