EFORT 2016

Explore BIOLOX® Science and Technology for Metal-Free Orthopaedic Implants

Within arthroplasty, surgeons have a number of choices to make, and the factors that bear down upon them have never been harder to balance. In a time when patients are enjoying longer and more active lives than ever before, selecting an implant material capable of surviving for longer becomes increasingly important.

One of the hot topics on the EFORT congress will be “Tribology: Bearing Choice”.

Based on the current research ceramic bearing couple shows many advantages in comparison to other bearing options. With ceramic ball heads surgeons can face less fretting corrosion than in case of metal heads1. Metal ball heads generate, in comparison with ceramic ball heads, more than 90% material loss in modular tapers2. Ceramic bearing couple also shows the lowest risk of revision for periprosthetic joint infection – up to 40% less than metal-on-polyethylene bearing combination3. And of course ceramics is safe in terms of metal ion release4.

Please come to the CeramTec booth to meet our experts and discover what’s new in ceramic technology at different BIOLOX® scientific stations.

Find a valuable solution for improving the quality of patient's lives: from ceramic bearing couples and ceramic knee implants to ceramic use in the shoulder. Our booth is B1-03.


  1. Kurtz SM, Kocagöz SB, Hanzlik JA, Underwood RJ, Gilbert JL, MacDonald DW, Lee GC, Mont MA, Kraay MJ, Klein GR, Parvizi J, Rimnac CM. Do Ceramic Femoral Heads Reduce Taper Fretting Corrosion in Hip Arthroplasty? A Retrieval Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res (2013) 471:3270–3282
  2. Kocagoz SB, Underwood RJ, MacDonald DW, Gilbert JL, Kurtz SM. Ceramic Heads Decrease Metal Release Caused by Head-taper Fretting and Corrosion. Clin Orthop Relat Res (2016) 474:985-994
  3. Graves SE, Lorimer M, Bragdon C, Muratoglu O, Malchau H. Reduced risk of revision for infection when a ceramic bearing surface is used. Abstract ISTA 2015
  4. Beraudi A, Stea S, Pasquale D, Bordini B, Catalani S, Apostoli P, Toni A. Metal ion release: also a concern for ceramic-on-ceramic couplings? Hip Int 2014: 24 (4): 321-326

Worth knowing:

BIOLOX® at the 17th EFORT Congress

  • 1st to 3rd June 2016
  • CeramTec Booth No. B1-03
  • Palexpo Geneva, Switzerland

BIOLOX® Ceramic Implants at Booth No. B1-03

Palexpo Geneva Floor Plan

Recommended Contacts

Please click on the button “Contacts” to the right, to get a list with the personal and direct responsible contacts within the CeramTec Group.