Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.15480/882.4119
Publisher DOI: 10.1155/2021/9989395
Title: Osteolysis following PE wear of a Hastings head on a monoblock hip stem
Language: English
Authors: Fischer, Sarah 
Polster, Valerie-Sophie Amber 
Ruhr, Miriam 
Hube, Robert 
Morlock, Michael 
Editor: Li, Da Sen 
Issue Date: 7-Oct-2021
Publisher: Hindawi
Source: Case Reports in Orthopedics : 9989395 (2021)
Abstract (english): 
We report a case of extended osteolysis, requiring a third revision of the left hip in an 85-year-old man 46 years after index operation. Major polyethylene (PE) wear occurred due to a missmatched combination of a bipolar Hastings head with a PE liner and head damage of the originally maintained stem. This case demonstrates that bipolar heads should not be used with PE cup liners since the respective bearing diameters cannot be guaranteed to match due to missing specifications. Furthermore, putting a Hastings head on an already damaged head of the stem should be omitted and rather the stem should initially be revised.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/11558
DOI: 10.15480/882.4119
ISSN: 2090-6757
Journal: Case reports in orthopedics 
Institute: Biomechanik M-3 
Document Type: Article
Project: Publikationsfonds 2021 
More Funding information: We acknowledge the support for the open access fees from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in the funding programme Open Access Publishing.
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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