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

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To our customers we are a trusted strategic innovation partner in the market. We offer a wide range of value-adding services to support our partners’ ongoing success in a rapidly changing market environment. Our broad range of services reflect the complete product life cycle workflow of our partners from ideation over engineering, manufacturing, regulatory through marketing and education.

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)