Oxidized zirconium versus cobalt-chromium against the native patella in total knee arthroplasty: Patellofemoral outcomes.

@article{Matassi2017OxidizedZV,
  title={Oxidized zirconium versus cobalt-chromium against the native patella in total knee arthroplasty: Patellofemoral outcomes.},
  author={Fabrizio Matassi and Tommaso Paoli and Roberto Civinini and Christian Carulli and Massimo Innocenti},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2017},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={1160-1165}
}
BACKGROUND Oxidized zirconium (OxZr) has demonstrated excellent mechanical properties in vitro when used against articular cartilage; less coefficient of friction and less chondral damage have been found when compared with cobalt-chromium (CoCr) implants. However, controversy exists as to whether implants with a zirconium femoral component articulate safely… CONTINUE READING