Metal Wear Debris: A Quick Overview

METAL PARTICLES AND METAL IONS

Metal wear particles are produced by the in vivo removal of surface asperities, a.k.a. surface protrusions, when bearing surfaces move and act against each other. Metal particles are also created by fretting between components and by aseptic loosening [1].

Metal Particles

Size larger than atoms smaller than polyethylene wear particles […]

Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty

What you need to know…

There is a lot of discussion about “minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty” (MISTHA) – in the media, on the internet, at orthopaedic industry meetings, and at orthopaedic surgeon meetings, but what is MISTHA? What are the possible benefits; is it better than conventional total hip arthroplasty? What are the possible […]

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