Metal transfer on a ceramic head with a single rim contact.

Abstract

A notable feature of retrieved ceramic-on-ceramic hips is metal transfer on the femoral head, which is an important alteration of the bearing surface. This report documents metal transfer streaks on a ceramic femoral head resulting from discrete subluxations, which occurred intraoperatively during reduction and stability testing. An important implication is… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2011.02.025

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