[Long-term results of alumina-on-alumina total hip arthroplasty].

@article{Rousseau2004LongtermRO,
  title={[Long-term results of alumina-on-alumina total hip arthroplasty].},
  author={Marc-antoine Rousseau and St{\'e}phane Le Mouel and Daniel Goutallier and St{\'e}phane van Driessche},
  journal={Revue de chirurgie orthopedique et reparatrice de l'appareil moteur},
  year={2004},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={741-8}
}
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Mechanical failure in total hip arthroplasty is usually related to aseptic loosening itself related to wear particles as seen with polyethylene bearings. Alumina has bee proposed to avoid wear problems. In vitro and mid-term clinical studies have shown tribological advantages but early acetabular fixation remains an issue. Since alumina-on-alumina bearings are currently used with new fixation techniques, updated evaluations of older series are informative regarding the long… CONTINUE READING