The Poly-Pop. A Novel Technique for Removing the Polyethylene Liner in Revision THA

Mostafa H. El Dafrawy, Anne M. Kuwabara, Karthik Ponnusamy, Louis C. Okafor, Harpal S Khanuja

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Abstract

The authors describe a novel technique for removing the polyethylene (PE) liner during revision total hip arthroplasty. The PE liner is popped out using a tapered, threaded Schanz pin. The pin is threaded through the plastic, and the PE is dislodged as the tip of the pin abuts the metal. This technique allows easy removal without the force generated by osteotomes and other means that are more traumatic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-272
Number of pages2
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • polyethylene liner
  • polyethylene liner exchange
  • revision total hip arthroplasty
  • total hip arthroplasty modularity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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