Low Friction Arthroplasty of the Hip

Theory and Practice

Authors: Charnley, J.

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The theme of this work is the application of the engmeermg theory of frictional torque to total hip replacement. The author adhered tenaciously to this theory, involving the use of a small-diameter femoral head, throughout the epoch when the large-diame­ ter, metal-to-metal design dominated the field. During that considerable period general satisfaction with the early results rendered criticisms of the large-diameter head unwelcome. There was a formidable array of counter­ criticism: the small head would pierce a film of synovial fluid; the small head would wear the socket too rapidly; the small head would always have a high risk of dislocation; detachment of the trochanter, to achieve precise orientation for the small head, was unacceptable. But all these objections have now been largely overcome. Lubrication of high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWP) on metal is now accepted as being mainly by the boundary regime with thick fluid films playing no part. We now know that HMWP can indeed tolerate the very high stresses imposed by the small head and in tribological theory there may even be some advantage in high stress. Dislocation is now known not to be an automatic sequel to the small head.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-2

    Charnley, Professor Sir John, C.B.E., F.R.S., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S

  • Low Friction Principle

    Pages 3-15

    Charnley, Professor Sir John, C.B.E., F.R.S., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S

  • Organisation of Follow-Up

    Pages 16-19

    Charnley, Professor Sir John, C.B.E., F.R.S., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S

  • Numerical Grading of Clinical Results

    Pages 20-24

    Charnley, Professor Sir John, C.B.E., F.R.S., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S

  • Cement-Bone Interface

    Pages 25-40

    Charnley, Professor Sir John, C.B.E., F.R.S., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Low Friction Arthroplasty of the Hip
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Authors
Copyright
1979
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-67013-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-67013-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-67015-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 376
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