Ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty

Byung Ho Yoon, Yong Han Cha, Soong Joon Lee, Javad Parvizi, Kyung Hoi Koo

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Contemporary ceramic has superior tribological properties that translate to minimal osteolysis and extended prosthesis survival. It is more biocompatible than metal alloys. Although ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) bearings represent an optimal choice for total hip arthroplasty (THA), ceramic fracture and noise are major concerns of CoC THA. In this chapter, we review the evolution of ceramic bearings and updated information on the mechanism and prevention of ceramic fracture and squeaking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Specialist Hip Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030618308
ISBN (Print)9783030618292
StatePublished - 29 Jan 2021

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  • Ceramics
  • Fracture
  • Prosthesis design
  • Squeak
  • Total hip arthroplasty


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