Surface analysis of a femoral stem after failed total hip replacement

G. Maccauro, C. Piconi, L. Pilloni, L. Proietti, V. De Santis, E. De Santis

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Abstract

We analysed the surface of a Ti alloy femoral stem in a cementless total hip replacement with early failure. A specific protocol consisting of non destructive and destructive tests was used in the evaluation of the retrieved stem. The tests confirmed that implant fretting due to bone abrasion constitutes an early phase of loosening.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231 - 233
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Maccauro, G., Piconi, C., Pilloni, L., Proietti, L., De Santis, V., & De Santis, E. (2000). Surface analysis of a femoral stem after failed total hip replacement. International Orthopaedics, 24(4), 231 - 233. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002640000163