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J Arthroplasty. 2009 Jan;24(1):159.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2008.01.314. Epub 2008 Jun 4.

Loose Metasul liner causing partial amputation of the neck of the femoral component.

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Department of Orthopaedics, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, UK.

Abstract

The use of metal-on-metal bearings in total hip arthroplasty is becoming increasingly popular. Several authors have reported excellent medium- and long-term results after the use of the Metasul metal-on-metal articulation (Sulzer Medica, Winterthur, Switzerland). We report a case of a loose Metasul liner eroding the neck of the femoral component resulting in extensive metallosis and weakening of the prosthesis.

PMID:
18534444
DOI:
10.1016/j.arth.2008.01.314
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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