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Comparative Analysis of Ceramic to Ceramic Bearing with Metal to Electron Beam-Irradiated highly cross-linked UHMWPE Bearing

  • Sung-Kon Kim
  • J.-W. Park
  • J.-H. Wang
  • J.-G. Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Ceramics in Orthopaedics book series (CIO)

Abstract

Ceramics were introduced in total hip arthroplasty to address the problems of friction and wear that were reported with metal on polyethylene articulations. This remarkable sliding characteristics and wettable material could limit wear debries generation and provide longer lifetime of the artificial hip. Extensive clinical study shows that alumina to alumina is the best used in young and active patients, while the classic metal on polyethylene couple remains the gold standard in the remaining population. Compared with metal, ceramic is weak in tension and brittle and fracture is well recognized problem.

Keywords

Femoral Head Wear Rate Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Penetration Rate Ceramic Bearing 
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© Steinkopff Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sung-Kon Kim
    • 1
  • J.-W. Park
  • J.-H. Wang
  • J.-G. Kim
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryKorea University Anam HospitalSeoulKorea

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