Unusual cause of third-body wear in total hip arthroplasty

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A case of severe osteolysis caused by third-body wear using a Harris—Galante II cup (Zimmer, Warsaw, IN) is reported. The prosthesis was inserted in a 23-year-old man 4.5 years ago. At revision, 3 triangular tynes of the acetabular shell rim were found embedded in the polyethylene liner.
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Diwan, Ashish
Drummond, Robert
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1997
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UNSW Faculty