On the subject of implant choice in total hip arthroplasty, Prof Luigi Zagra (IT) asks if ceramic implants still have a role. After a brief overview of the evolution of ceramic implants, he presents detailed clinical evidence on implant survival and revision rates compared to other bearing choices. He discusses the implications of metal cup failings and implant orientation on laxity, range of motion and impingement, with an outline of key risk factors. In conclusion, Prof Zagra summarises the suitability of ceramic on ceramic implants.
Evidence and Outcomes in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
London, United Kingdom
21-23 June, 2018
Prof Fares Haddad (UK)
Prof Jan Victor (BE)