The natural history of metallosis from catastrophic failure of a polyethylene liner in a total hip

Khan, Riaz J K, Wimhurst, James, Foroughi, Sara and Toms, Andoni (2009) The natural history of metallosis from catastrophic failure of a polyethylene liner in a total hip. Journal of Arthroplasty, 24 (7). 1144.e1-4. ISSN 1532-8406

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Abstract

We report on a case of metallosis initially presumed to be heterotopic ossification based on radiologic findings. A 68-year-old man with a total hip arthroplasty experienced failure of the polyethylene liner, resulting in articulation of the ceramic head with the titanium acetabular shell. During revision surgery, extensive metallic debris was evident macroscopically throughout the periprosthetic tissue and was confirmed histologically to be metallosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged,arthroplasty, replacement, hip,ceramics,diagnosis, differential,hip prosthesis,humans,male,metals,ossification, heterotopic,polyethylene,prosthesis failure,reoperation,titanium,treatment failure
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2014 14:42
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 10:02
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/50167
DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2008.09.002

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