Distributed analysis of hip implants using six national and regional registries: comparing metal-on-metal with metal-on-highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings in cementless total hip arthroplasty in young patients.

@article{Furnes2014DistributedAO,
  title={Distributed analysis of hip implants using six national and regional registries: comparing metal-on-metal with metal-on-highly cross-linked polyethylene bearings in cementless total hip arthroplasty in young patients.},
  author={Ove N Furnes and Elizabeth W. Paxton and Guy Cafri and Stephen E. Graves and Barbara Bordini and Thomas K Comfort and Moises Coll Rivas and Samprit Banerjee and Art Sedrakyan},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={96 Suppl 1},
  pages={25-33}
}
BACKGROUND The regulation of medical devices has attracted controversy recently because of problems related to metal-on-metal hip implants. There is growing evidence that metal-on-metal implants fail early and cause local and systemic complications. However, the failure associated with metal-on-metal head size is not consistently documented and needs to be… CONTINUE READING