Tribology in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Potential Drawbacks and Benefits of Commonly Used Materials by Karl KnahrTribology in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Potential Drawbacks and Benefits of Commonly Used Materials by Karl Knahr

Tribology in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Potential Drawbacks and Benefits of Commonly Used…

byKarl Knahr

Paperback | May 7, 2014

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Wear and osteolysis are still the most important potential problems in total hip and knee arthroplasty. Although technology in arthroplasty has been improved dramatically during the past decade, the clinical data relating to some implants reveal that many concerns remain. During the "Tribology Day" within the scientific programme of the 2013 EFORT Congress in Istanbul, the main topics included these concerns as well as the benefits of the materials most commonly used in total hip and knee arthroplasty. This book includes the presentations delivered on the day and covers a range of interesting issues regarding metal, ceramic, and polyethylene articulations. It provides information on the current concepts relating to tribology in total hip arthroplasty and offers a critical outlook on possible improvements in total knee arthroplasty.
Karl Knahr completed his medical studies at the University of Vienna in 1971 and subsequently trained as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Orthopaedic University Clinic of Vienna. In 1988 he became Head of the 2nd Orthopaedic Department at the Orthopaedic Hospital, Vienna-Speising and in the following year he was appointed Professor of Ort...
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Title:Tribology in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Potential Drawbacks and Benefits of Commonly Used…Format:PaperbackDimensions:221 pagesPublished:May 7, 2014Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642452655

ISBN - 13:9783642452659

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Clinical data on metal-ceramic-polyethylene articulations.- Basics and current trends on tribology of total knee arthroplasty.- The hype of ceramic - will it continue?- Metal-on-metal: still an option?- Improvements of polyethylene - have we reached the goal?