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Early Wear of Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene Following THA

Early Wear of Highly Cross-linked Polyethylene Following THA

An active 58-year-old male patient presents with a continuously squeaking hip 3 years after a total hip arthroplasty. Radiographs show eccentric wear to the polyethylene liner. What went wrong and how will the issue be resolved?

Source: ICJR

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  • Ocean Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Valley Presbyterian Hospital
  • UCLA Health