One of the most prevalent clinical problems in long-term follow up of total hip arthroplasty patients is loosening of prosthetic fixation. Factors contributing to mechanical failure of total hip reconstruction are complex and multiple. It has become increasingly apparent that wear debris from the prosthetic components may contribute significantly to this process. The authors summarize some of the current concepts concerning the detrimental effects of metallic debris in total hip arthroplasty.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine