Localized femoral osteolysis in cementless ceramic total hip arthroplasty

C. H. Shih*, C. C. Wu, Z. L. Lee, W. E. Yang

*Corresponding author for this work

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A retrospective review revealed localized femoral osteolysis occurred in 8 out of 134 cementless ceramic total hip arthroplasties (6.0%) performed during an average 9-year period. The average latent period was 8 years. The lesion was usually located in the deeper periprosthetic area. Localized osteolysis usually occurred after loosening of the femoral stem, suggesting the pathogenesis may be a foreign-body reaction to the ceramic debris.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-328
Number of pages4
JournalOrthopaedic Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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