Ceramic-on-ceramic joint replacements

Made:
2006
maker:
Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics

Artificial ceramic Femoral Head, for ceramic-on-ceramic joint replacements, by Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics, England, United Kingdom, 2006

New ceramic-on-ceramic joint replacements are used for younger, more active patients. These implants have ceramic surfaces that have been developed to minimise the amount of wear in total hip replacements. Jack Nicklaus, the famous golfer, has a ceramic-on-ceramic joint replacement.

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Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
2008-12/1
Materials:
ceramic (unspecified) and polyethylene (polythene)
type:
replacement
taxonomy:
  • processes and techniques
  • disciplines
  • disciplines
  • science
  • health sciences
credit:
Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics

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