In this paper, we will consider the current role of metal-on-metal bearings by looking at three subtypes of MoM hip arthroplasty separately: Hip resurfacing, large head (> 36 mm) MoM THA and MoM THA with traditional femoral head sizes.


  • No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.

    This paper is based on a study which was presented at the Winter 2011 Current Concepts in Joint Replacement meeting in Orlando, Florida, 7th – 10th December.

  • Received August 17, 2012.
  • Accepted August 17, 2012.
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