BoneSmart® Hip / Knee Replacement Forum
Joint Replacement Patient Advocacy
and Online Community

    Your opinion matters so please click on this announcement to find out how to rate the surgeons you have worked with

    You could also go to the Surgeon Locator via the blue nav bar at the top - find the tab "Surgeon Locator"

    Dismiss Notice

Polyethylene Liner Deterioration

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by Sherry, Sep 16, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Sherry

    Sherry new member
    Thread Starter

    Member Since:
    Sep 16, 2006
    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.
  2. Betty

    Betty new member

    Member Since:
    Oct 19, 2006
    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
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page