Wear of the epiphysis-acetabulum in total hip arthroplasty: a review of the literature.

S. Affatato, R. Cianci, S. Terzi, A. Toni, A. Giunti

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Problems related to the use of total hip arthroplasty and the properties of the materials used to make prostheses have encouraged wear phenomena of the epiphysis-acetabulum combination of international importance and acknowledgement. Based on a review of the literature, the authors analyze the most recent years of study of wear phenomena and discuss the choice of materials to be used in total hip arthroplasty implant, with particular interest in any potential defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-128
Number of pages10
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996


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