Contact area between humeral head and acetabular cup. Experimentally analyzed (a) and numerically simulated (b) contact area between Lubinus eccentric and IP acetabular cup and femoral head. After cyclic tests of hip implants in a simulator, the surfaces of UHMWPE cups were covered with a thin layer of diluted colourant (Tuschierpaste blau, Emil Alberts GmbH, Gevelsberg, Germany), and femoral heads were positioned in contact with the acetabular cups in the loading direction. After removing the femoral heads, the presence of blue color indicated the contact area. The contact area in the FE-simulations was analyzed under 3 kN axial load which was the maximum load in the experimental cyclic tests.