Second-generation modular acetabular components provide fixation at 10 to 16 years.

BACKGROUND First-generation modular titanium fiber-metal-coated acetabular components had high rates of wear, pelvic osteolysis, and liner dissociation. Second-generation components were designed to reduce the incidence of these problems but it is unclear whether the changes achieved these goals. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked the following questions: (1) Is… CONTINUE READING