Metal-on-metal resurfacing arthroplasty: No way under the sun! - In the affirmative

David S. Hungerford

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I have been charged in this debate format to refute the idea suggested in the title. To do this, I will address 2 questions: (1) What problem does it solve? and (2) What risk does it pose? The answers to these questions will support my conclusion that metal-on-metal resurfacing arthroplasty is the wrong operation to be making a reappearance at this time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-69
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthroplasty
  • Aseptic loosening
  • Metal-on-metal resurfacing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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