A case of fracture of a ceramic head in total hip arthroplasty

N. Y. Otsuka, J. Schatzker

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Abstract

We report a case of fracture of a ceramic femoral head, which spontaneously occurred 4 years after implantation of an uncemented total hip replacement in a 48-year-old male patient with avascular necrosis of the hip. At revision surgery, the fractured ceramic head was replaced with a 32-mm metallic femoral head.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-82
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Volume113
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1994

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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