Penetration of a metallic femoral head through the acetabular shell.

@article{Sherman2009PenetrationOA,
  title={Penetration of a metallic femoral head through the acetabular shell.},
  author={Robert A Sherman and Timothy A. Damron},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 7},
  pages={1143.e7-10}
}
Extensive wear of a metal-on-polyethylene total hip arthroplasty may rarely result in erosion of the metal-backed acetabular shell and penetration of the femoral head. We report on the case of an 85-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with an apparent dislocated total hip. He subsequently was discovered to have a periprosthetic fracture… CONTINUE READING