The noisy ceramic hip: is component malpositioning the cause?

  title={The noisy ceramic hip: is component malpositioning the cause?},
  author={Camilo Restrepo and Javad Parvizi and Steve Kurtz and Peter F. Sharkey and William James Hozack and Richard H. Rothman},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  volume={23 5},
Noisy ceramics bearing surfaces are a recently recognized problem in total hip arthroplasty. Component malposition as a potential cause has been proposed. Squeaking occurred in 28 (2.7%) of 999 patients undergoing ceramic on ceramic total hip arthroplasty at our institution. Patients were matched, in a 1:2 ratio by anthropometric and demographic variables and also prosthesis size and type. The acetabular position was measured using radiographs and computed tomography. There was no statistically… CONTINUE READING