BIOLOX® Ceramic Hip Components

BIOLOX®forte and BIOLOX®delta femoral heads and cup inserts can be combined with ceramic components from the BIOLOX® family of products as well as with inserts made from conventional and highly cross-linked polyethylene. Below you will find an overview of the available sizes and many combination possibilities.

Ceramic/ceramic bearing couples made from BIOLOX® demonstrate the lowest in vitro and in vivo wear rates over time. Their wear particles keep biological reactions as low as possible thanks to their size, shape and chemical composition.

The significantly lower osteolytic potential of ceramic wear particles implies a clinical advantage for ceramic/ceramic bearing couples made of BIOLOX®.

Worth knowing:

Hip Implants made from BIOLOX® Advanced Ceramics

  • More than 40 years of experience in
    ceramic hip replacement components
  • 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 surface7

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)

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