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Reasons using a Ceramic Femoral Component and First Clinical Experience

  • Francesco Benazzo
  • Paolo Dalla Pria
  • Wolfram Mittelmeier
  • D. Tigani
  • C. Zorzi
  • D. Ganzer
  • C. H. Lohmann
  • E. G. Cimbrelo
  • C. R. Merchan
  • E. M. Saura
  • A. U. Lizaur
  • J. F. Couceiro
  • S. Burelli
Conference paper
Part of the Ceramics in Orthopaedics book series (CIO)

Abstract

Metal sensitivity can be considered an emerging issue in TKA (Hallab, 2001). Wear of the polyethylene liner has been addressed with better design of the components, improvement of the material itself and improved surgical techniques (Gioe, 2004; Fehring, 2004, Tsukamoto, 2006). However, for the increasing number of young active people candidate for a variety of reasons to surgery, the issue of wear still remain of paramount importance.

Keywords

Total Knee Arthroplasty Femoral Component Total Knee Replacement Metal Sensitivity Zirconia Implant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Benazzo
    • 1
  • Paolo Dalla Pria
    • 2
  • Wolfram Mittelmeier
    • 3
  • D. Tigani
  • C. Zorzi
  • D. Ganzer
  • C. H. Lohmann
  • E. G. Cimbrelo
  • C. R. Merchan
  • E. M. Saura
  • A. U. Lizaur
  • J. F. Couceiro
  • S. Burelli
  1. 1.Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San MatteoUniversità di PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.LIMA Lto spaVillanova (UD)Italy
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of RostockRostockGermany

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