• Materials Science, Medicine
  • Published 2014

CERAMIC KNEE ARTHROPLASTY: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

@inproceedings{Whiteside2014CERAMICKA,
  title={CERAMIC KNEE ARTHROPLASTY: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME},
  author={Leo Allen Whiteside},
  year={2014}
}
Total knee arthroplasty causes unresolved pain and swelling in about 10% of patients despite good alignment, ligament balance, and fixation. Metal sensitivity becomes more common in total knee patients as time passes, wear continues to be a clinically relevant issue, loosening increases in frequency with time, and infection continues to plague implant surgery. Ceramic bearing surfaces address all of these issues. New technologies make possible stronger, more flexible ceramic materials, and one… CONTINUE READING