Hip Resurfacing Failure Symptoms
Hip resurfacing has a high failure rate of 8- 10 %. Most failures occur within five to ten years. It commonly fails in dysplastic hips, Avascular necrosis and short women. Reasons for hip resurfacing failure are improper technique, wrong patient selection, and inherent complications.
Problems associated with failed hip resurfacing are:
Causes for failure of hip resurfacing
Main causes are:
Though hip resurfacing with the ASR was first to be reported, the Birmningham hip resurfacing (BHR) and other devices also have a moderate failure rate.
Symptoms of failure are pain, limp and deformity.
X rays may show alteration in the position of the components. Hip aspiration may reveal a black coloured fluid. Blood metal ion levels may be elevated.
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