Alumina-on-Alumina Total Hip Arthroplasty

Jeong Joon Yoo, Young-Min Kim, Kang Sup Yoon, Kyung-Hoi Koo, Won Seok Song, Hee Joong Kim
2005 Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume  
Ceramic-on-ceramic couplings are attractive alternative bearing surfaces that have been reported to eliminate or reduce problems related to polyethylene wear debris. Disappointing experiences with alumina ceramic bearings in the past have led to many improvements in the manufacture and design of ceramic implants. The purpose of the present study was to report the results of contemporary alumina-on-alumina total hip arthroplasties with regard to wear, osteolysis, and fracture of the ceramic
more » ... a minimum duration of follow-up of five years. Methods: We evaluated the results of a consecutive series of 100 primary alumina-on-alumina total hip arthroplasties that had been performed with use of a metal-backed socket and a cementless stem in eighty-four patients. All of the patients were sixty-five years of age or younger (mean age, forty-one years), and a single surgeon performed all of the procedures. After a minimum duration of follow-up of sixty months, one patient (one hip) had died and four patients (six hips) had been lost to follow-up, leaving a total of seventy-nine patients (ninety-three hips) available for study. All of these patients were evaluated clinically and radiographically with special attention to wear, periprosthetic osteolysis, and ceramic failure.
doi:10.2106/jbjs.d.01753 pmid:15741618 fatcat:o5anlbjr7fgw7kf42i7kupwa2y