Massive wear of a steel ball head by ceramic fragments in the polyethylene acetabular cup after revision of a total hip prosthesis with fractured ceramic ball

@article{Kempf1990MassiveWO,
  title={Massive wear of a steel ball head by ceramic fragments in the polyethylene acetabular cup after revision of a total hip prosthesis with fractured ceramic ball},
  author={Isabelle Kempf and M F Semlitsch},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={109},
  pages={284-287}
}
The purpose of this case study of severe metallosis is to draw the attention of orthopedic surgeons to extremely serious results of this kind in the event of the fracture of the ceramic ball in a total hip prosthesis. Eleven months after implantation of a KJF hip prosthesis with an aluminum oxide ceramic ball in combination with a polyethylene acetabular cup, fracture of the ceramic ball was observed. After examining the polyethylene cup during the revision operation, the operating orthopedic… CONTINUE READING

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