Wear and osteolysis are still the most important potential problems
in total hip and knee arthroplasty. Although technology in
arthroplasty has been improved dramatically during the past decade,
the clinical data relating to some implants reveal that many
concerns remain. During the "Tribology Day" within the scientific
programme of the 2013 EFORT Congress in Istanbul, the main topics
included these concerns as well as the benefits of the materials
most commonly used in total hip and knee arthroplasty. This book
includes the presentations delivered on the day and covers a range
of interesting issues regarding metal, ceramic, and polyethylene
articulations. It provides information on the current concepts
relating to tribology in total hip arthroplasty and offers a
critical outlook on possible improvements in total knee
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