[Bionic surface design in metal on metal bearings for total hip arthroplasty--optimization of tribological characteristics].

Abstract

Bionic systems are aiming to integrate natural observing into mechanical solutions. This has been realized in the design of metal on metal bearing in total hip resurface arthroplasty. The articular side of the femoral cup is covered with a dimple like surface. Under laboratory condition this so called "surf-metal-cup" achieved a reduction of the mechanical wear to almost a third part in comparison to a metal-cup with plane surface. This advantage, caused by the reduced friction-coefficient due to improved hydrodynamic lubrication could also be proved under laboratory conditions. The clinical introduction is expected to offer a significant extension of durability in this prosthetic system and needs to be proved in a long-term study.

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@article{Bhling2005BionicSD, title={[Bionic surface design in metal on metal bearings for total hip arthroplasty--optimization of tribological characteristics].}, author={Ulrich B{\"{o}hling and Janine Scholz and Warissara Thomas and Hans Grundei}, journal={Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical engineering}, year={2005}, volume={50 4}, pages={119-23} }