Invited talk: Metal-on-metal hip failures: why did this happen?

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Abstract

Metal on metal hip replacements have been one of worst failures in recent years in terms of orthopaedic implants. Some of these devices have had catastrophic failure rates, with reports of 48% failure at 6 years. The failure of these devices has led to considerable suffering, pain and reduction in quality of life; consequently, they have given rise to high costs and multi-million-dollar legal cases. This talk will describe the history of the current metal on metal failure and discuss some of the reasons why might have occurred. It will also consider the reasons that wear debris arising from the trunnion is worse in terms of biological activity then that arising from the bearing surfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event26th European Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting - Galmont Hotel, Galway, Ireland
Duration: 25 Sep 201828 Sep 2018
http://www.eors2018.org

Conference

Conference26th European Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting
CountryIreland
CityGalway
Period25/09/1828/09/18
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