Serum ion levels after ceramic-on-ceramic and metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty: 8-year minimum follow-up.

@article{Savarino2008SerumIL,
  title={Serum ion levels after ceramic-on-ceramic and metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty: 8-year minimum follow-up.},
  author={Lucia Maria Savarino and Giovanni Padovani and Massimo Ferretti and Michelina Greco and Elisabetta Cenni and Giorgio Perrone and Francesco Greco and Nicola Baldini and Armando Giunti},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 12},
  pages={1569-76}
}
Alternative bearing surfaces for total hip arthroplasty, such as metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-ceramic, offer the potential to reduce mechanical wear and osteolysis. In the short and medium term, the second generation of metal-on-metal bearings demonstrated high systemic metal ion levels, whereas ceramic-on-ceramic bearings showed the lowest ones. We aimed to verify whether the long-term ion release in metal-on-metal subjects was still relevant at a median 10-year follow-up, and whether a… CONTINUE READING