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what happens to the hip replacement prosthesis when a person is cremated?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
THA: Depending upon absolute temperature. The poly/plastic melts, the ceramic usually will crack, the meltal may be left intact for the most part.

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