Abstract: Failure on the femoral side after third-generation metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty is suggested to be easily treated with conversion to conventional total hip arthroplasty. Clinical results of conversion for failed hip resurfacing arthroplasty with the use of primary femoral implants confirmed this for a short-term follow-up. We present a case of the occurrence of a stemmed femoral implant neck fracture in a patient who was earlier treated for a failed hip resurfacing. We advise to consider acetabular revision in case of (suspected) acetabular metal damage and to use a stem component with a relative large neck diameter.

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Keywords hip resurfacing, implant fracture, resurfacing failure, revision hip arthroplasty
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2010.11.017, hdl.handle.net/1765/23733
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Bos, P.K., van Biezen, F.C., & Weinans, H.H.. (2011). Femoral Component Neck Fracture After Failed Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2010.11.017