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The Corail® Hip System

A Practical Approach Based on 25 Years of Experience

  • Jean-Pierre Vidalain
  • Tarik Aït Si Selmi
  • David Beverland
  • Steve Young
  • Tim Board
  • Jens Boldt
  • Scott Brumby

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Corail® Hip System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean-Pierre Vidalain, Louis Setiey
      Pages 3-6
    3. Tarik Aït Si Selmi, Jean-Marc Semay, Valéry Barbour, Michel-Henri Fessy, Michel Bonnin, Camdon Fary et al.
      Pages 7-51
    4. Steve Young, Markus C. Michel, Tarik Aït Si Selmi, Camdon Fary, Jean-Charles Rollier, Jean-Claude Cartillier et al.
      Pages 53-88
    5. Scott Brumby
      Pages 89-154
    6. Tim Board
      Pages 155-190
  3. Approaches, Bearings, Cups and Direction: The ABC… and D of Corail®

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. David Beverland
      Pages 193-216
    3. David Beverland
      Pages 217-223
    4. David Beverland
      Pages 225-246
    5. David Beverland
      Pages 247-254
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Tarik Aït Si Selmi
      Pages 257-304
  5. The Next 25 Years

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Jean-Pierre Vidalain, Tarik Aït Si Selmi, David Beverland, Steve Young, Tim Board, Jens Boldt et al.
      Pages E1-E2
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 325-338

About this book


The Corail® Hip System, one of the first to use hydroxyapatite, was developed in 1986 as an innovative solution for hip arthroplasty. It has since evolved to become one of the most used hip systems across the world, with more than 110,000 patients benefiting from the treatment each year. This book is designed as a practical manual that will serve both as a reference for surgeons training on the system and as a source of information, tips, and tricks for the more experienced who wish to learn from the cases of other surgeons.


The book is divided into three main parts. The first part discusses everything that is practical about the system, including the basic science, surgical technique, treatment of complications, and the results achieved in large cohorts of patients. A full discussion of revision arthroplasty using the Corail family of stems is also included. The second part is devoted to the important issues of surgical approach, bearing options, acetabular preparation and, cup orientation and fixation. The final part focuses on the management of the patient prior to and after surgery.  Health economic implications of using the Corail Hip System are reviewed, and a collection of standard and complex clinical cases is provided to which surgeons can refer when planning surgery. The book closes by examining the next 25 years for the Corail® Hip System including the future in developing countries.


Acetabulum Hydroxyapatite Orthopedics Osteointegration THA THR

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Vidalain
    • 1
  • Tarik Aït Si Selmi
    • 2
  • David Beverland
    • 3
  • Steve Young
    • 4
  • Tim Board
    • 5
  • Jens Boldt
    • 6
  • Scott Brumby
    • 7
  1. 1.“La Boiserie”Annecy le VieuxFrance
  2. 2.Centre Orthopédique SantyLyonFrance
  3. 3.Musgrave Park HospitalBelfastUK
  4. 4.Warwick HospitalWarwickUK
  5. 5.The Centre for Hip SurgeryWrightington HospitalWiganUK
  6. 6.Department of OrthopaedicsSiloah Privat HospitalGuemligenSwitzerland
  7. 7.Wakefield Orthopaedic ClinicAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Corail® Hip System
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Approach Based on 25 Years of Experience
  • Editors Jean-Pierre Vidalain
    Tarik Ait Si Selmi
    David Beverland
    Steve Young
    Tim Board
    Jens G. Boldt
    Scott Andrew Brumby
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-18395-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51989-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-18396-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 338
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the reviews:

“The purpose is to detail the design … and the long-term surgical results of the CORAIL total hip replacement system. The book is written primarily for practicing orthopedic surgeons who perform frequent primary and revision hip replacements. Fellows and senior residents also will find it useful. … This book belongs in any orthopedic library that purports to serve joint replacement surgeons and residents. … will also serve as a reference for comparison to other systems and for recommendations in treating difficult cases.” (Samuel J. Chmell, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2011)