TITLE

Do Thin Acetabular Shells Increase the Disassociation Risk of Ceramic Liners?

AUTHOR(S)
Postak, Paul D.; Rosca, Mircea; Greenwald, A. Seth
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2009 Supplement 6, Vol. 91-A, p129
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the influence of shell deformation in the locking-mechanism integrity of contemporary modular acetabular designs of ceramic liners. A test is performed on two commercially acetabular shell systems namely the Equator Plus made from cobalt-chromium-molybdenum banded alumina liner surrounded with titanium alloy and the LINEAGE made from the same material in Equator Plus. Moreover, the cobalt-chromium-molybdenum will likely diminish any ceramic liner deformation.
ACCESSION #
45355099

 

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