Nine-Year Experience with a Contemporary Alumina-on-alumina THA Implant

  • Hee-Joong Kim
  • J.-J. Yoo
Conference paper
Part of the Ceramics in Orthopaedics book series (CIO)


There are three options to solve the problems associated with the conventional polyethylene, the wear and subsequent osteolysis. These included ceramic-on-ceramic bearing, metal-on-metal bearing and cross-linked polyethylene. We chose ceramic-on-ceramic bearing based on our experience with the old generation alumina-on-alumina articulation.


Metal Transfer Bearing Surface Ceramic Head Periprosthetic Osteolysis Ceramic Bearing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hee-Joong Kim
    • 1
  • J.-J. Yoo
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgerySeoul National University HospitalSeoulKorea

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