This website is dedicated to providing public information regarding DePuy Hip recall and other related information to the recall. None of the information on this site is intended to be formal legal or medical advice, nor should any information on this site be construed as advice that should be used in lieu of information from your attorney or physician.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Case Report of complete wear-through of metal-backed component
OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center, 2001 Vail Ave Suite 200A, Charlotte, NC 28207.
A unique case of catastrophic wear of a total hip arthroplasty is presented. This brief report demonstrates the presentation of catastrophic wear of a modular acetabular component with protrusion of the femoral head through a modular metal-backed titanium cup. During the revision surgery, the polyethylene was found to have disengaged from the cup, and the cup was pistoning on the femoral neck. Significant metallosis and bone loss was found. The presence of severe metallosis mimicked bone on the preoperative radiograph and obscured the severity of the osteolysis seen on imaging