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Modularity in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Benefits, Risks, Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Management

Source: PubMed

Modular implants are currently widely used in total hip arthroplasty because they give surgeons versatility during the operation, allow for easier revision surgery, and can be adjusted to better fit the anatomy of the specific patient. However, modular implants, specifically those that have metal-on-metal junctions, are susceptible to crevice and fretting corrosion.

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