TITLE

Alumina-Debris-Induced Osteolysis in Contemporary Alumina-on-Alumina Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Kwang Woo Nam; Jeong Joon Yoo; Yong Lae Kim; Young-Min Kim; Myung-Hyun Lee; Hee Joong Kim
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Nov2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 11, p2499
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 63-year old woman who underwent bilateral total hip arthroplasty for the treatment of corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis. The surgery included the use of cementless implants that incorporated 28-mm alumina femoral heads and alumina acetabular inserts. The findings included a black discoloration of the bearing surface of the alumina liner, which was most prominent posterosuperiorly.
ACCESSION #
27430012

 

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