Fracture of a metal-backed acetabular cup. A case report

J Arthroplasty. 1988;3(3):263-5. doi: 10.1016/s0883-5403(88)80024-x.


In this case of fracture of a metal-backed polyethylene acetabular component after a total hip arthroplasty, there was no history of difficulties prior to the component fracture and no history of trauma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Hip Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Hip Joint / surgery
  • Hip Prosthesis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metals
  • Polyethylenes
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Radiography
  • Reoperation


  • Metals
  • Polyethylenes