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Which factors determine the wear rate of large-diameter metal-on-metal hip replacements? Multivariate analysis of two hundred and seventy-six components.
[ 12 July 2013 ]

Medical management of osteonecrosis of the hip: a review
[ 12 July 2013 ]

Hip revision

A joint replacement is a mechanical device and like any mechanical device there is always a potential of mechanical failure.  There are many different ways a hip joint can fail and require revision operation.  Causes of failure often requiring a revision or re-operation include:

More rare causes include ceramic fracture, hypersensitivity.


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