Adverse local tissue reaction after ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty


Ceramic-on-ceramic; Pseudotumor; Revision total hip arthroplasty; Osteolysis; ALTR

Published online: May 03 2022

Jérôme Valcarenghi, Nicolas Poinot, Pierre-Bernard Verstraeten, Esfandiar Chahidi, Benoit Caufriez, Vincent Costenoble, Xavier Collard

From the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d’Ambroise Paré, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium


We report a rare case of symptomatic adverse local tissue reaction in a patient with a ceramic-on-ceramic total hip bearing surface and review the literature. Probably, ceramic wear debris is not entirely inert and may lead to adverse local tissue reactions.