How to Approach a Recalled Dual Modular Hip Implant: An Update

Randa K. Elmallah, Jeffrey J. Cherian, R. Meneghini, William J. Hozack, Geoffrey H. Westrich, Michael A. Mont

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Background The aim of this study was to provide an update on the “Modular taper junction corrosion and failure: how to approach a recalled total hip arthroplasty implant” (Pivec et al JOA 2014) publication. Methods We performed a comprehensive review of the literature in English, with search terms referencing to the diagnosis, management, and outcomes of patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty with a recalled dual modular hip implant. Results Based on this review and the new guidelines by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Hip Society, we propose an updated algorithm for the diagnosis and management of patients with these recalled implants. Conclusion When encountering patients with these prostheses, it is imperative to take a step-by-step approach to evaluate whether patients are having potential complications. We hope that this has further clarified the appropriate steps that need to be carried out when confronted with these recalled devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2646-2652
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • ABG
  • hip arthroplasty
  • recall
  • recalled implant
  • Rejuvenate
  • THA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Elmallah, R. K., Cherian, J. J., Meneghini, R., Hozack, W. J., Westrich, G. H., & Mont, M. A. (2016). How to Approach a Recalled Dual Modular Hip Implant: An Update. Journal of Arthroplasty, 31(11), 2646-2652.