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Revising the Well-Fixed, Painful Resurfacing Using a Double-Mobility Head: A New Strategy to Address Metal-on-Metal Complications.
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PMID:  22770851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Isolated revision of the femoral component of hip resurfacings to metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasties has shown inferior results. We present a case series of well-fixed, painful MoM hips with elevated chromium and cobalt levels. An isolated femoral revision using a noncemented femoral component and a double-mobility head was performed. Patients were followed up for 6 months and showed excellent improvements in visual analog score and Hip dysfunction and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS). Cobalt and chromium levels dropped at 6 weeks and were normal at 6 months. Although our follow-up is short, we feel that it is important to highlight this as a potential treatment strategy. This revision is less aggressive than traditional methods, eliminates the concerns from MoM bearings, and results in a stable construct.
Luk A Verhelst; Hans Van der Bracht; Ivor S Vanhegan; Bart Van Backlé; Jo De Schepper
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
AZ Groeninge Kortrijk, Burgemeester Vercruysselaan 5, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium.
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