Total Hip Arthroplasty

Tribological Considerations and Clinical Consequences

  • Karl Knahr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ceramic-on-Ceramic Articulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael M. Morlock, Gerd Huber, Nick Bishop
      Pages 3-16
    3. Bernard Masson, Meinhard Kuntz
      Pages 17-25
    4. Francesco Benazzo, Loris Perticarini, Claudia Russo, Alberto Combi
      Pages 27-35
    5. P. Hernigou, Y. Homma, J. Hernigou, I. Guissou, D. Julian
      Pages 37-42
  3. Metal-on-Metal Articulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Gulraj S. Matharu, Matthew P. Revell, Vaiyapuri Sumathi, Paul B. Pynsent, Peter A. Revell
      Pages 53-66
    3. G. Erturan, A. Taylor, K. Barker, S. Masterson, R. Marsh, D. Beard et al.
      Pages 75-83
  4. Polyethylene – Standard and New Improvements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Eduardo García-Rey
      Pages 87-95
    3. Ibrahim J. Raphael, Javad Parvizi, Richard H. Rothman
      Pages 97-104
    4. Stephan M. Röhrl, Robert M. Streicher
      Pages 105-122
  5. Large Diameter Heads

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Henri Migaud, Charles Berton, Sophie Putman, Antoine Combes, Alexandre Blairon, Gregory Kern et al.
      Pages 125-140
    3. Christoph H. Lohmann, G. Singh, G. Goldau, T. Müller, B. Feuerstein, M. Rütschi et al.
      Pages 141-151
    4. Robert M. Streicher
      Pages 153-160
    5. Tom Inglis, Bill Farrington
      Pages 181-188
  6. Clinical Aspects

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-233

About this book


In recent years the ‘Tribology Day’ has become a recognized highlight of the EFORT Congress, and at the 2012 Congress in Berlin an entire day was once again devoted to tribology in total hip arthroplasty. EFORT decided that, given the wide interest in tribology, publication of the presentations would be warmly welcomed by fellow professionals who were unable to attend. The resulting book includes all presentations delivered on the day and covers a range of interesting topics. Up-to-date information is provided on the various articulating materials, and all the articulations recently used in total hip arthroplasty are discussed, with provision of clinical data. The book will be of interest not only to experienced surgeons but also to trainees and residents who wish to extend their knowledge of total hip arthroplasty.


Articulation head size Basics in tribology Ceramic-ceramic articulation Metal-metal articulation Poly-metal/ceramic articulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Karl Knahr
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Hospital Vienna-SpeisingViennaAustria

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