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Fig. 2 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Fig. 2

From: Fourth-generation ceramic-on-ceramic THA results in improvements in midterm outcomes compared to third-generation THA but does not resolve noise problems: a cohort study of a single-hip system

Fig. 2

a An anteroposterior radiograph of the right hip of a 57-year-old woman showing a fracture of the alumina Forte femoral head (28 mm, short neck) at 4.5 years after total hip arthroplasty. The patient noted a repeated squeaking sound during walking that began at 21 months after the index surgery, and subsequently fell on the stairs 2 days before the fracture developed. b The retrieved fractured head, showing many variously sized fragments

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