Perspectives in Total Hip Arthroplasty - 9781782420316

Un libro in lingua di Saverio Affatato edito da Woodhead Pub Ltd, 2014

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Due to an ageing population in the western world, total hip arthroplasty (THA) is the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedure. THA is performed to replace or reconstruct a joint with an artificial joint (prosthesis). Hip prostheses may be made of metal, ceramic, plastic, or various combinations of these materials. Chapters in the first part of the book cover techniques from innovative surgeons, designs from multinational manufacturers, as well as provide information on improvements in technologies and biomaterials. The second section discusses the tribology of all the major materials used in total hip arthroplasty, allowing readers to understand the wear of these load bearing surfaces, which is one of the major causes in the failure of hip prostheses.

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