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Revision of Metal on Metal THA

  • Eustathios Kenanidis
  • Eleftherios Tsiridis
  • Luigi Zagra
  • Eleonora Caboni
Chapter

Abstract

  • MoM THAs were considered to have biological and biomechanical benefits compared to conventional MoP THAs [1].

  • The proposed advantages of MoM THAs were the reduction of the occurrence of polyethylene wear disease (aseptic loosening) and hip dislocation using large-diameter femoral head components [2].

  • However, concerns emerged from the significantly reported higher failure rates of MoM implants that have been attributed to a spectrum of findings termed adverse reaction to metal debris.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eustathios Kenanidis
    • 1
  • Eleftherios Tsiridis
    • 2
  • Luigi Zagra
    • 3
  • Eleonora Caboni
    • 3
  1. 1.Academic Orthopaedic UnitAristotle University Medical SchoolThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Academic Orthopaedic UnitPapageorgiou General Hospital, Aristotle University Medical SchoolThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.Hip DepartmentIstituto Ortopedico Galeazzi IRCCSMilanItaly

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