Tricks and tips in every day utilization of ceramic on ceramic coupling

  • R. Giacometti Ceroni
  • L. Zagra
  • M. Corbella
Part of the Ceramics in Orthopaedics book series (CIO)


Ceramic-ceramic coupling has the great advantage of a very low wear. Although it is less forgiving and more expensive, so the indication must be correct: younger and more active patients.

An accurate surgical technique and a precise orientation of the components are mandatory for avoiding complications such as the alumina fracture.

The most important trick is to check at every step of the operation the integrity and the correct assembling of the components and not to damage the metal back of the cup nor the Morse cone of the stem.


Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Polyethylene Wear Femoral Head Fracture Ceramic Fracture Alumina Fracture 
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  • R. Giacometti Ceroni
  • L. Zagra
  • M. Corbella

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