Longevity, Biocompatibility and Wear Resistance

BIOLOX® – Competence in Joint Replacement

Extensive specialized knowledge in development and production together with uncompromising quality management make BIOLOX® advanced ceramic implants the successful, clinically-proven standard for medical professionals worldwide.

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Worth knowing:

Implants made from BIOLOX® Advanced Ceramics

  • More than 40 years of experience in
    ceramic hip replacement components
  • More than 15 million BIOLOX® components sold
  • Safe in terms of metal ion release 1, 2
  • No known risk of allergy 3
  • Excellent biological behavior 3
  • Significantly lower fretting corrosion 4
  • Excellent wettability 5
  • Resistant to third-body wear 6
  • Highly scratch resistant articulation surface 7

References

  1. Kretzer JP et al. Ion release in ceramic bearings for total hip replacement: Results from an in vitro and an in vivo study.I nt Orthop. 2017 Jul 20. doi: 10.1007/s00264-017-3568-1
  2. Beraudi A et al. Metal ion release: also a concern for CoC couplings? Hip Int. 2014 Jul-Aug;24(4):321-6
  3. Thomas P, Stea S, Metal Implant allergy and immuno-allergological compatibility Aspects of Ceramic Materials, Springer 2015
  4. Kocagoz et al.Ceramic Heads Decrease Metal Release Caused by Head-taper Fretting and Corrosion. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Apr;474(4):985-94.
  5. Sorrentino et al, Reduced bacterial adhesion on ceramics used for arthroplasty applications, J. of European Ceramic Society, Volume 38, Issue 3, March 2018, Pages 963-970
  6. Grupp TM et al., Biotribology of a vitamin E-stabilized polyethylene for hip arthroplasty – Influence of artificial ageing and third-body particles on wear, Acta Biomaterialia 10 (2014) 3068–3078
  7. Piconi C et al., Ceramics in THR bearings: behavior in off-normal conditions. Key Eng Mater 631:1-7 (2015)