Total Hip Arthroplasty

Wear Behaviour of Different Articulations

  • Karl Knahr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luigi Zagra, Luca Bianchi, Roberto Giacometti Ceroni
      Pages 9-17
  3. Polyethylene Articulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Martin Beck, Daniel Delfosse, Reto Lerf, Roland Becker, Gary French, Lutz Hollmann et al.
      Pages 21-31
    3. Luigi Costa, Marco Regis, Pierangiola Bracco, Luca Giorgini, Simonetta Fusi
      Pages 41-57
  4. Metal Articulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. John Skinner, Alister Hart, Ashley Matthies
      Pages 73-90
    3. Panayiotis Christofilopoulos, Anne Lübbeke, Charles Berton, Alexandre Lädermann, Martin Berli, Constantinos Roussos et al.
      Pages 91-97
    4. Walter van der Weegen, Shennah Austen, Thea Sijbesma, Henk J. Hoekstra
      Pages 99-111
  5. Ceramic Articulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Bernard Masson, Meinhard Kuntz
      Pages 145-153
    3. James M. Buchanan, James M. Buchanan
      Pages 155-158
  6. Miscellaneous

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Remy Philippot, B. Boyer, F. Farizon
      Pages 161-168
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-187

About this book


During the 2011 EFORT Congress in Copenhagen, many interesting topics relating to tribology in total hip arthroplasty were discussed during a special day devoted entirely to the subject. EFORT decided that, given the wide interest in these discussions, publication of the presentations would be warmly welcomed by all fellow professionals who were unable to attend. This book is the result. It provides detailed information on currently used articulating materials and their wear performance. Clinical outcomes are discussed, and important new frontiers are carefully considered. The 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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information EFORT 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27360-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27361-2
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