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.
- Prosthesis design
- Total hip arthroplasty