TITLE

Aspherical Femoral Head with Highly Cross-Linked Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Surface Cracking: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Furmanski, Jevan; Gupta, Shikha; Chawan, Arun; Kohm, Andrew; Lannutti, John; Jewett, Brian; Pruitt, Lisa A.; Ries, Michael D.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 10, p2266
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents the case study of seventy-four-year-old man who had a painful nonunion of femoral neck fracture nine months after in situ pinning, and was treated with hybrid total hip arthroplasty. In this case report, the focus was on a retrieved cobalt-chromium alloy femoral head with an apparent protrusion in its main weight-bearing region, which contributed to the observed damage to the surface of the highly cross-linked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene counter bearing.
ACCESSION #
27094004

 

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