Metal corrosion in modular connections between cone adapter (CoCr alloy) and shank (Ti alloy) in hip implant systems (german)

The BfArM currently has several reports, each of which required a revision operation due to metal corrosion of the modular connection between the cone adapter (CoCr alloy) and the shaft (Ti alloy). One of the affected patients had undergone surgery to remove a pseudotumour two years previously. Hip implant systems from three different manufacturers are currently affected.
In this context, the BfArM refers to the following recommendation for action by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Endoprothetik GmbH (AE) of 09.06.2016
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Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und MedizinprodukteBundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM), 22.07.2016
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