Revision total hip arthroplasty performed after fracture of a ceramic femoral head. A multicenter survivorship study.

@article{Allain2003RevisionTH,
  title={Revision total hip arthroplasty performed after fracture of a ceramic femoral head. A multicenter survivorship study.},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Allain and Françoise Roudot-Thoraval and Joel Delecrin and Philippe Anract and Henri Migaud and Daniel Goutallier},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2003},
  volume={85-A 5},
  pages={825-30}
}
BACKGROUND The alumina ceramic femoral head was introduced for total hip arthroplasty approximately thirty years ago. One of its main drawbacks was the risk of implant fracture. The aim of this study was to examine the results of revision total hip replacement performed specifically to treat a fracture of a ceramic femoral head and to identify technical factors that affected the outcomes. METHODS One hundred and five surgical revisions to treat a fracture of a ceramic femoral head, performed… CONTINUE READING