Bone-Implant Interface in Orthopedic Surgery

Basic Science to Clinical Applications

  • Theofilos Karachalios

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Theofilos Karachalios, George Komnos, Konstantina Kolonia
    Pages 1-12
  3. Dionysios-Alexandros Verettas
    Pages 27-34
  4. Georgios Digas, Johan Kärrholm
    Pages 35-54
  5. Emilios E. Pakos, Theodoros Xenakis
    Pages 67-81
  6. Eduardo García-Rey, Eduardo García-Cimbrelo
    Pages 83-89
  7. Henrik Daugaard, Joan E. Bechtold, Kjeld Soballe
    Pages 91-119
  8. Konstantinos A. Bargiotas
    Pages 121-126
  9. Theofilos Karachalios, Sotirios Michalitsis, Aikaterini Veloni
    Pages 127-138
  10. Theofilos Karachalios, Antonios Koutalos
    Pages 139-157
  11. Theofilos Karachalios, Konstantinos G. Makridis
    Pages 159-168
  12. George A. Macheras, Stefanos D. Koutsostathis, Spyridon P. Galanakos
    Pages 169-182
  13. Nikolaos Roidis, Athanasios Pollalis
    Pages 197-219
  14. Ioannis K. Triantafillopoulos, Nikolaos A. Papaioannou
    Pages 221-237
  15. Konstantinos N. Malizos, Maria Ioannou
    Pages 239-253
  16. George C. Babis, Vasileios I. Sakellariou
    Pages 255-268
  17. Panagiotis Megas, Christos S. Georgiou
    Pages 269-294
  18. Pavlos G. Katonis, Kalliopi I. Alpantaki
    Pages 295-305
  19. Alexander Tsarouhas, Michael E. Hantes
    Pages 307-325
  20. Vasileios Kontogeorgakos
    Pages 327-333
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 335-342

About this book


What is the optimal design and fixation of the implants we use for orthopedic reconstructions?

What is the gold standard for the management of patients requiring implants?

Is there scope for improvement still further?


Huge efforts have been made both by research scientists in orthopedics and the implant industry to furthering the options available for arthroplasty  without necessarily considering the cost-effectiveness of this research to clinical outcomes. It has also become apparent that theoretical and laboratory studies do not always match the results of long-term clinical studies of which there regretfully few of sufficient quality.


The Editor and his carefully chosen selection of contributors critically evaluate data from basic science, experimental in vivo and in vitro biological and mechanical models, autopsy specimens and long-term clinical studies to answer these questions.


Bone-Implant Interface in Orthopedic Surgery: Basic Science to Clinical Applications focuses on the bone-orthopedic implant interface in general and will be useful both for the novice who seeks a quick introduction to this specific topic and for more experienced surgeons who seek an in depth critical review of current practices.


Bone-implant mechanics HA coated implants Hydroxyapatite metallic wear debris total hip arthroplasty

Editors and affiliations

  • Theofilos Karachalios
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Department Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, CERETETH, University General Hospital of LarissaUniversity of Thessalia,LarissaGreece

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