Investigation of Taper Failure in a Contemporary Metal-on-Metal Hip Arthroplasty System Through Examination of Unused and Explanted Prostheses.

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BACKGROUND Large-diameter (≥36-mm) metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip replacements have been shown to fail at an unacceptably high rate. Globally, the DePuy Pinnacle prosthesis was the most widely used device of this type. There is evidence to suggest that one of the main reasons for the poor clinical performance of large-diameter MoM prostheses is the metal… (More)
DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.15.00917

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@article{Langton2017InvestigationOT, title={Investigation of Taper Failure in a Contemporary Metal-on-Metal Hip Arthroplasty System Through Examination of Unused and Explanted Prostheses.}, author={David John Langton and Imran Ahmed and Peter Avery and Martin Christopher Bone and Nicholas Cooke and David J Deehan and Patrick J. Duffy and Pedro Foguet and Stephen Thomas Green and James Patrick Holland and Anwar Jafri and Lee M. Longstaff and James K. Lord and Jonathan M Loughead and Robert Marshall Dominic Meek and Helen M Murray and Ananda Nanu and Antoni Viraf Francis Nargol and Susan Claire Scholes and Raghavendra Prasad Sidaginamale and Susan Waller and Thomas Joyce}, journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume}, year={2017}, volume={99 5}, pages={427-436} }