Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation

ENews - Activities Update

Metal on Metal (MoM) Bearings in THA - Surgeon Interviews

There has been considerable debate and controversy over the past few years with regard-to MoM bearings. The current issue at hand: Do MoM bearings have a higher incidence of post-operative pain and tissue damage compared to conventional bearings of MoP, CoP or CoC?

Timothy McTighe of JISRF has conducted an interview with a group of surgeons on their historical use, current practice and future concerns with the use of all bearing material with special emphasis on MoM bearings.

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Metal on Metal Bearings in THA - Historical Review

Metal on Metal Bearings in THA have been around since the 1930’s when Phillip Wiles designed and inserted the first MoM THA.

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