Total Hip Arthroplasty using third Generation Alumina-on-Alumina Articulation

  • Kyung-Hoi Koo
Conference paper
Part of the Ceramics in Orthopaedics book series (CIO)


In 1970, Boutin introduced ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty (THA) [1]. The ceramic-on-ceramic articulation has the lowest wear rate among various articulations [2]. Ceramic particles induced less macrophage reaction and decreased cytokine secretion compared with particles of high-density polyethylene [3] and THA with use of the ceramic-on-ceramic articulation showed little periprosthetic osteolysis [1].


Femoral Component Acetabular Component Lower Wear Rate Periprosthetic Osteolysis Ceramic Liner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyung-Hoi Koo
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgerySeoul National University HospitalSeoulKorea

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