Metal-on-Metal Bearings

A Clinical Practicum

Editors: Jones, Lynne C., Haggard, Warren O., Greenwald, A. Seth (Eds.)

  • Presents an historical overview of the use of metal-on-metal articulations
  • Collects for the first time the information necessary to assess clinically and biologically relevant patient outcomes
  • Addresses the practical questions that are being raised by surgeons, researchers, and engineers
  • Features contributions by acknowledged leaders in their fields
  • Describes what the clinician needs to know in order to practice evidence-based medicine
  • Projects directions for clinical, biological, and biomechanical research efforts
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This book addresses the background and significance of the factors potentially influencing the clinical and biological outcomes of metal-on-metal hip implants. Metal-on-metal bearings were introduced and evaluated as an alternative to other bearing couples, particularly metal-on-polyethylene, due to their enhanced wear resistance as determined in laboratory testing. Initially, reports of short-term clinical outcomes were favorable and an increasing number of metal-on-metal prostheses were implanted. Subsequently, isolated case findings describing adverse tissue responses around the articulation became the harbinger of an increasing number of reports describing pseudotumors and other significant lymphocytic-based responses associated with metal-on-metal prostheses. Questions have been raised as to whether this is an implant, design, or patient-specific response. The reasons why some patients have a negative biological response and pathology while others do not remain to be determined, but tens of thousands of patients in the US, the UK, and around the world are considered to be at risk. Leading researchers and clinicians describe the issues related to the nature of the biological and pathological responses and the protocols that should be followed to determine if an adverse response is occurring. This book is essential reading for researchers, engineers, and orthopaedic surgeons who are involved in the design, evaluation, and implantation of metal-on-metal prostheses.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Overview of Metal-on-Metal Implants

    Jones, Lynne C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Bearing Surfaces for Joint Replacement: New Materials or New Problems

    Goodman, Stuart

    Pages 13-20

  • Outcome Studies for Metal-on-Metal Bearings: What Evidence-Based Medicine Tells Us

    Mont, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

  • Metal Reactivity: Its Influence on Primary and Revision Outcomes

    Grammatopoulos, George (et al.)

    Pages 39-62

  • Are Metal Ion Levels a Trigger for Surgical Intervention?

    Langton, David

    Pages 63-82

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eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4607-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metal-on-Metal Bearings
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Practicum
Editors
  • Lynne C. Jones
  • Warren O. Haggard
  • A. Seth Greenwald
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8999-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8999-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8998-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4607-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 200
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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