Although in widespread use in certain centers abroad, alternative bearing surfaces are currently in the developmental or early clinical stage in the United States. There are numerous manufacturing, regulatory, scientific, and clinical issues that need to be carefully examined prior to the widespread introduction of these devices. STP 1346 reflects the discussion of these issues in the context of relevant standards development.
18 peer-reviewed papers written by members of industry, academia, clinical practice, and the regulatory and standards communities are presented in four sections: Wear Testing (2 papers); Metal-on-Metal Bearings (9 papers); Ceramic Bearings (4 papers); and Alternative Polymeric Bearings (3 papers).
Predicting the Clinical Wear Performance of Orthopaedic Bearing Surfaces
Anthony M., Sauer W.
A New Screening Method Designed for Wear Analysis of Bearing Surfaces Used in Total Hip Arthroplasty
Lampe F., Morlock M., Nassut R., Schneider E., Wimmer M.
Co-Cr-Mo Alloys Used in Metal-Metal Bearing Surfaces
Bobyn J., Medley J., Varano R., Yue S.
Glassy Alloys as Potential Bearing Surfaces for Orthopaedic Implants
Johnson C., Tesk J.
Simulator Wear of Some Commercially Available Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
Bobyn J., Dowling J., Krygier J., Medley J., Poggie R.
Numerical Analysis of Time-Varying Fluid Film Thickness in Metal-Metal Hip Implants in Simulator Tests
Bobyn J., Chan F., Krygier J., Medley J.
Wear Morphology of Metal-Metal Implants: Hip Simulator Tests Compared with Clinical Retrievals
Chan F., Chiesa R., Lu B., McKellop H., Park S.
Clinical Wear Performance of Metal-on-Metal Hip Arthroplasties
Köttig P., Rieker C., Schön R., Windler M., Wyss U.
The Wear Characteristics of Sivash®/SRN® Co-Cr-Mo THA Articulating Surfaces
Lemons J., Scott M.
Improving the Reliability of the Ceramic-On-Ceramic Wear Couple in THR
Richter H., Weick K., Willmann G.
Wear Behavior of Ceramic Pairs Compared on Different Testing Configurations
Cales B., Chevalier J.
Adherent Alumina Coatings by Ion Beam Synthesis
Armini A., Bunker S., Huntington D.
Clinical Results of Alumina-on-Alumina Couple in Total Bip Replacement
Bizot P., Meunier A., Nizard R., Sedel L.
Self-Reinforced Composite Polyethylene (SRC-PE): A Novel Material for Orthopedic Applications
Duray S., Gilbert J., Megremis S.
Characterization of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Peek Composite for Use as a Bearing Material in Total Hip Replacements
Chopra A., Dumbleton J., Essner A., Lin R., Polineni V., Stark C., Wang A.
Paper ID: STP1346-EB