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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Breast Surgery
  •  General Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Gynecological Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2020;5(1):2791.Case Report | Open Access

Ceramic Liner Fracture after Ceramic-to-Ceramic Total Hip Replacement: A Case Report

Weixia Bai, Yingzhen Niu and Fei Wang*

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, China

*Correspondance to: Fei Wang 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.2791


Background: Ceramic-on-ceramic materials in total hip replacement are a better choice for younger and more active patients. The fracture rate of ceramic-on-ceramic bearing surface is currently very low. We report a rare case of ceramic liner fracture after total hip arthroplasty and analyzed the reason. Case Presentation: A 50-year-old man received a left total hip replacement with ceramic-toceramic bearing surfaces 1 year ago. He presented with left hip pain that had begun when a noise had occurred when he carried a heavy box 1 week ago. Radiography revealed a ceramic liner fracture, and a part of the broken liner was out of the cup. Revision surgery was performed; a new ceramic liner was inserted, and the head was changed. The outcome was good at 1 year after revision surgery. Conclusion: Most orthopedic surgeons consider total hip arthroplasty to be a routine and nonchallenging surgery; however, the present case highlights the need for care when inserting the ceramic liner into the cup. Level of evidence: V.


Total hip arthroplasty (THA); Ceramic liner; Fracture; Ceramic head

Cite the article

Bai W, Niu Y, Wang F. Ceramic Liner Fracture after Ceramic-to-Ceramic Total Hip Replacement: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2791..

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