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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 94-B, Issue 4 | Pages 570 - 573
1 Apr 2012
Whittingham-Jones P Mann B Coward P Hart AJ Skinner JA

Fracture of a ceramic component in total hip replacement is a rare but potentially catastrophic complication. The incidence is likely to increase as the use of ceramics becomes more widespread. We describe such a case, which illustrates how inadequate initial management will lead to further morbidity and require additional surgery. We present the case as a warning that fracture of a ceramic component should be revised to another ceramic-on-ceramic articulation in order to minimise the risk of further catastrophic wear.