Revision strategies in total hip arthroplasty with respect to articulation materials

  • K. Knahr
  • M. Pospischill
Conference paper
Part of the Ceramics in Orthopaedics book series (CIO)


Revision of a total hip arthroplasty needs comprehensive knowledge of the characteristics of the articulating materials. A wrong re-implanted wear couple can lead to early re-failure.

Selection of articulation in primary THA can be influenced by possible revision scenarios. Today the new XL-PE, metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-ceramic articulations offer excellent wear behaviors. Concerning the amount of wear, ceramic-on-ceramic seems to be the favourite. Nevertheless, a certain amount of risk for fractures has to be considered.


Polyethylene Liner Ceramic Head Ceramic Liner Ball Head Revision Strategy 


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  • M. Pospischill

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