The importance of bearing surfaces in hip replacement

  • D. Economopoulos
  • I. Vlamis
  • E. Chronopoulos
  • I. K. Triantafyllopoulos
Keywords: hip replacement; bearings; longevity; ceramics; polyethylene; vitamin E

Abstract

Hip replacement is a successful operation. The increase of life expectancy increased also the number of patients with hip arthritis. It also highlighted the need to produce implants that would last longer. This mini review article provides information about the important role of bearing surfaces in the longevity of hip replacements as well as their evolution over time.

Author Biographies

D. Economopoulos

5th Orthopaedic Dpt, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece

I. Vlamis

2nd Orthopaedic Dpt, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

E. Chronopoulos

2nd Orthopaedic Dpt, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

I. K. Triantafyllopoulos

Laboratory for the Research of Musculoskeletal System, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Published
2020-02-27