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The Chemical Form of Metal Species Released from Corroded Taper Junctions of Hip Implants: Synchrotron Analysis of Patient Tissue

Di Laura, A; Quinn, P; Panagiotopoulou, V; Hothi, H; Henckel, J; Powell, J; Berisha, F; ... Hart, A; + view all (2017) The Chemical Form of Metal Species Released from Corroded Taper Junctions of Hip Implants: Synchrotron Analysis of Patient Tissue. Scientific Reports , 7 , Article 10952. 10.1038/s41598-017-11225-w. Green open access

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Abstract

The mechanisms of metal release from the articulation at the head cup bearing and the tapered junctions of orthopaedic hip implants are known to differ and the debris generated varies in size, shape and volume. Significantly less metal is lost from the taper junction between Cobalt-Chromium-Molybdenum (CoCrMo) and Titanium (Ti) components (fretting-corrosion dominant mechanism), when compared to the CoCrMo bearing surfaces (wear-corrosion dominant mechanism). Corrosion particles from the taper junction can lead to Adverse Reactions to Metal Debris (ARMD) similar to those seen with CoCrMo bearings. We used synchrotron methods to understand the modes underlying clinically significant tissue reactions to Co, Cr and Ti by analysing viable peri-prosthetic tissue. Cr was present as Cr2O3 in the corroded group in addition to CrPO4 found in the metal-on-metal (MoM) group. Interestingly, Ti was present as TiO2 in an amorphous rather than rutile or anatase physical form. The metal species were co-localized in the same micron-scale particles as result of corrosion processes and in one cell type, the phagocytes. This work gives new insights into the degradation products from metal devices as well as guidance for toxicological studies in humans.

Type: Article
Title: The Chemical Form of Metal Species Released from Corroded Taper Junctions of Hip Implants: Synchrotron Analysis of Patient Tissue
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11225-w
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-11225-w
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Ortho and MSK Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1573368
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