Taper Corrosion Due to Metal-on-Metal Components in Hip Replacement Prostheses

In a previous blog, I talked about the mounting concerns for patients who have been implanted with metal-on-metal hip prostheses during total hip replacement surgery.  These devices have ball-and-socket joints made from metals including chromium and cobalt, and originally were thought to be more durable and lasting when first devised. Now, serious problems associated with…

Desafíos en el reemplazo de cadera

El doctor Leone fundador del Centro de Leone de cuidado ortopédico en el Holy Cross Hospital localizado en Fort Lauderdale es el inventor del nivel de alineación pélvica (PAL). Ha creado un dispositivo que le permite alcanzar una mayor precisión de implante cuando realiza un reemplazo de cadera. Lo que esto significa para sus pacientes…