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Polyethylene Liner Deterioration

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Sherry

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There apparently is a health hazzard ***ociated with polyethylene liners. When the liner wears over time, it leaves a dust in the area. The dust can cause infections and bone deterioration. The wear also results in easier dislocations. Has anyone had any experiences with these potential problems?
I am scheduled for surgery Oct 9 and this is what my doctor is planning to use.
 

Betty

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Hi,
Am new to this forum, but wish I had found it before. Its a great informational source.
I had Rt total hip replacement on 9/4/6 and found out after operation that the Dr. chose to use a polyethylene receptor (acetabulum) along with a ceramic femur. His decision was based upon a more suitable fit. Aa a 68 yr old patient, he feels I should have no problems for many years.

I experienced considerable pain, but was able to survivr with meds. My biggest problem now is that the operative leg is 3/4" longer than my good leg. Have had to wear lifts and am restricted to tennis shoes. It is extremely uncomfortable when barefoot. Am starting thearpy soon and will let you know how it goes. Hope your surgery went well...........Betty
 
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