Stem-Sleeve Junction Failure of a Modular Femoral Hip System: a Retrieval Analysis

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The authors would like to thank the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in Winnipeg for the retrieval analysis report.

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Feras Waly, MBBS; Fahad H. Abduljabbar, MBBS, FRCSC; Trevor Gascoyne, MSc; and Olga Huk, MD, MSc, FRCSC, have declared that they have no conflict of interest. Thomas R. Turgeon, MD, FRCSC, reports grants from DePuy and Zimmer and non-financial support from Smith and Nephew, outside the present work.

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Waly, F., Abduljabbar, F.H., Gascoyne, T. et al. Stem-Sleeve Junction Failure of a Modular Femoral Hip System: a Retrieval Analysis. HSS Jrnl 11, 285–290 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11420-015-9455-7

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Keywords

  • prosthesis
  • modular
  • total hip arthroplasty
  • failure
  • taper
  • fatigue fracture
  • fretting corrosion