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Are asymmetric metal markings on the cone surface of ceramic femoral heads an indication of entrapped debris?

Overview of attention for article published in BioMedical Engineering OnLine, April 2014
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Title
Are asymmetric metal markings on the cone surface of ceramic femoral heads an indication of entrapped debris?
Published in
BioMedical Engineering OnLine, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-925x-13-38
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Authors

Valet S, Weisse B, Kuebler J, Zimmermann M, Affolter C, Terrasi GP

Abstract

The probability of in vivo failure of ceramic hip joint implants is very low (0.004-0.05%). In addition to material flaws and overloading, improper handling during implantation can induce fractures of the ceramic ball head in the long term. Identifying the causes of an in vivo fracture contributes to improved understanding and potentially to further reduction of the fracture probability for patients. Asymmetric metal markings on the cone surface of in vivo ball head fractures have been reported. The question, therefore, is whether asymmetric loading is the sole cause or whether additional factors, specifically contamination entrapped in the taper fit, also contribute or are even the main cause.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 28 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 28%
Student > Master 6 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 17%
Student > Bachelor 5 17%
Professor 1 3%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 11 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 21%
Materials Science 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 5 17%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 April 2014.
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#3,059,762
of 4,507,509 outputs
Outputs from BioMedical Engineering OnLine
#179
of 315 outputs
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#72,896
of 107,944 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BioMedical Engineering OnLine
#7
of 15 outputs
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