Trunnion Disease

  • Eustathios Kenanidis
  • Eleftherios Tsiridis
  • Luigi Zagra
  • Eleonora Caboni
  • Yale A. Fillingham
  • Darren R. Plummer
  • Craig J. Della Valle


The modularity of stems at the head-neck junction has certain advantages as the decrease of implant stock, the simplification of revision (option to retain the stem and perform head exchange), adaptation of leg length and offset, and use of alternative bearing options [1]. The main disadvantages however are the increase in fretting and crevice corrosion at the taper junction [2, 3]. Their contribution to implant failure is now being increasingly recognized [4].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eustathios Kenanidis
    • 1
  • Eleftherios Tsiridis
    • 2
  • Luigi Zagra
    • 3
  • Eleonora Caboni
    • 4
  • Yale A. Fillingham
    • 5
  • Darren R. Plummer
    • 6
  • Craig J. Della Valle
    • 7
  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
  4. 4.Hip DepartmentIstituto Ortopedico Galeazzi IRCCSMilanItaly
  5. 5.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryDartmouth College, Geisel School of MedicineHanoverUSA
  6. 6.The Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterColumbusUSA
  7. 7.Division of Adult ReconstructionRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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