Revision of metal-on-metal resurfacing arthroplasty of the hip: the influence of malpositioning of the components.

@article{Haan2008RevisionOM,
  title={Revision of metal-on-metal resurfacing arthroplasty of the hip: the influence of malpositioning of the components.},
  author={R. C. de Haan and Patricia A Campbell and Edwin P. Su and Koen Aim{\`e} De Smet},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 9},
  pages={1158-63}
}
We have reviewed 42 patients who had revision of metal-on-metal resurfacing procedures, mostly because of problems with the acetabular component. The revisions were carried out a mean of 26.2 months (1 to 76) after the initial operation and most of the patients (30) were female. Malpositioning of the acetabular component resulted in 27 revisions, mostly because of excessive abduction (mean 69.9 degrees ; 56 degrees to 98 degrees ) or insufficient or excessive anteversion. Seven patients had… CONTINUE READING

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