Revising the well-fixed, painful resurfacing using a double-mobility head: a new strategy to address metal-on-metal complications.

@article{Verhelst2012RevisingTW,
  title={Revising the well-fixed, painful resurfacing using a double-mobility head: a new strategy to address metal-on-metal complications.},
  author={Luk A Verhelst and Hans Van der Bracht and Ivor S. Vanhegan and Bart Van Backl{\'e} and Jo De Schepper},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 10},
  pages={1857-62}
}
Isolated revision of the femoral component of hip resurfacings to metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasties has shown inferior results. We present a case series of well-fixed, painful MoM hips with elevated chromium and cobalt levels. An isolated femoral revision using a noncemented femoral component and a double-mobility head was performed. Patients were followed up for 6 months and showed excellent improvements in visual analog score and Hip dysfunction and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score… CONTINUE READING