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Ceramic on Ceramic

  • Eustathios Kenanidis
  • Panagiotis Kakoulidis
  • Eleftherios Tsiridis
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Abstract

Alumina ceramic is a highly oxidized ceramic that is formed by the fusion of microscopic grains of alumina (Al2O3) and/or zirconia (ZrO2) ceramic powder into a solid phase. During the process of sintering known as “hot isostatic pressing,” the agents are pressed above 1000 bars and sintered at 1600 °C [1]. Then, the components are polished to get the finest surface possible. This hard material is also hydrophilic and highly polished and has better biocompatibility than metal ions. These unique characteristics were used in THA to decrease wear rate and osteolysis [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eustathios Kenanidis
    • 1
  • Panagiotis Kakoulidis
    • 1
  • Eleftherios Tsiridis
    • 2
  1. 1.Academic Orthopaedic UnitAristotle University Medical SchoolThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Academic Orthopaedic UnitPapageorgiou General Hospital, Aristotle University Medical SchoolThessalonikiGreece

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