Failure of the polyethylene linear of a bipolar hip prosthesis resulting in deep defect and impending fracture of the neck of the femoral stem component

Tsung Ting Tsai, Robert Wen Wei Hsu, Hsin Nung Shih, Tsung Jen Huang

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This paper reports a case involving failure of the polyethylene liner of a Mecron bipolar hip prosthesis with impingement of varus metal shell on the femoral stem neck resulting in deep defect and impending fracture of femoral stem components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Musculoskeletal Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes



  • Bipolar hemiarthroplasty
  • Component failure
  • Femoral stem
  • Revision joint arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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