Wear and loosening of the socket in the Charnley low-friction arthroplasty

Orthop Clin North Am. 1988 Jul;19(3):627-30.


In the Charnley low-friction arthroplasty, wear of the HDP socket and the dimensional changes resulting from it are more important than the tissue response to wear debris. Study of wear and the related mechanical factors is likely to be more rewarding than the search for alternative methods of fixation.

MeSH terms

  • Acetabulum* / diagnostic imaging
  • Adult
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Foreign-Body Migration
  • Hip Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Hip Prosthesis*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Radiography