Prof Thomas Heyse (DE) discusses the principle of tribology in total joint arthroplasty and how bearing choice can influence success. Outlining the key factors that can cause failure in TJA, Prof Heyse provides the science behind why polyethylene wears and demonstrates the advantages of highly cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE). Using evidence and joint registry data to present the performance of XLPE, Prof Heyse compares different bearing types for implant survival and revisions rates.
Evidence and Outcomes in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
London, United Kingdom
21-23 June, 2018
Prof Fares Haddad (UK)
Prof Jan Victor (BE)