Hydroxyapatite Ceramic Hip Survey: Ceramic/Ceramic Bearings

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This paper describes the clinical application of alumina ceramic and, more recently, Zirconia Toughened Alumina (ZTA), to the bearing surfaces of hip implants with a maximum follow up of fifteen years. Patients are assessed pre- and post-operatively using the Harris Hip Score. [1] X-rays are taken annually and, where appropriate, post mortem histological examination is carried out. Results are discussed. Some failures of alumina ceramic components have been seen and measures to prevent such incidents are described.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 361-363)

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Edited by:

Guy Daculsi and Pierre Layrolle

Pages:

1283-1286

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.361-363.1283

Citation:

J. M. Buchanan and S. Goodfellow, "Hydroxyapatite Ceramic Hip Survey: Ceramic/Ceramic Bearings", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 1283-1286, 2008

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November 2007

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