Tribology in Total Hip Arthroplasty

  • Karl Knahr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Basics in Tribology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Fisher
      Pages 3-9
    3. Michael M. Morlock, Nick Bishop, Gerd Huber
      Pages 11-24
    4. Meinhard Kuntz, Sylvia Usbeck, Thomas Pandorf, Ricardo Heros
      Pages 25-40
    5. Jasper Daniel, Amir Kamali
      Pages 41-59
    6. Robert M. Streicher
      Pages 61-70
  3. Ceramic articulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Bernd Grimm, Alphons Tonino, Ide Christiaan Heyligers
      Pages 73-83
    3. Dick Ronald van der Jagt, Lipalo Mokete, Bradley Rael Gelbart, Kingsley Nwokeyi, Anton Schepers
      Pages 85-90
    4. Frank Hoffmann, Milan Jovanovic, Michael Muschik
      Pages 91-97
    5. Alexandra Pokorny, Karl Knahr
      Pages 99-109
  4. Metal articulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Young-Min Kwon, Harinderjit S. Gill, David W. Murray, Amir Kamali
      Pages 121-132
  5. Polyethylene articulations

  6. Miscellaneous

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-233

About this book


During the 2010 EFORT Congress in Madrid, many interesting topics relating to tribology in total hip arthroplasty were discussed during a special day devoted entirely to the subject. So successful was the day, and such was the broad interest in the discussions, that EFORT decided that publication of all the presentations would be warmly welcomed by fellow professionals who were unable to attend. This book is the result. It includes detailed information on the different articulating materials and the wear to which they are subject. The various factors that contribute to bearing performance and control wear are thoroughly evaluated, and careful consideration is given to the technology and design solutions proposed with a view to producing low-wearing hip joints. This book will be of interest both to novices who want to learn more about the field and to experienced orthopaedic surgeons wishing to keep abreast of the latest developments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karl Knahr
    • 1
  1. 1., 2nd Orthopaedic DepartmentOrthopaedic Hospital Vienna-SpeisingViennaAustria

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