This collection is comprised of unique educational material on the topic of Advanced Bearing Technology in Total Hip Arthroplasty.

Hip Bearing TechnologyThe aim of this collection is to provide a platform for building insight and sharing expertise in the area of orthopaedic tribology to further improve outcomes for patients. It brings together data in regards to clinical practice, research and academia to share best practice, challenge current thinking, and discuss innovation in orthopaedic tribology.

Also see our focus collection dedicated to Advanced Bearing Technologies in Total Knee Arthroplasty.

  • What is OXINIUM™?

    Prof Edward Davis.

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    Prof Edward Davis offers a brief explanation of OXINIUM (oxidised zirconium), and how it combines with highly cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) as a total hip surgery bearing combination.

  • Explaining OXINIUM™

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    Explore the science and manufacturing process behind the OXINIUM (oxidised zirconium) bearing material, and the role it plays in hip and knee arthroplasty.

  • XLPE has Made the Difference

    Mr Sujith Konan (UK).

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    On the subject of bearing choice in total hip arthroplasty, Mr Sujith Konan (UK) discusses the role of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE). Presenting registry and performance data, and drawing comparisons with metal and ceramic, Mr Konan demonstrates the factors and trends that influence bearing choice, including the impact on revision rates.

    Recorded at:

    3rd Insights
    Evidence and Outcomes in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
    London, United Kingdom
    21-23 June, 2018

    Prof Fares Haddad (UK)
    Prof Jan Victor (BE)

  • The Science Behind OXINIUM™

    Dr Gordon Hunter .

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    Dr Gordon Hunter shares a metallurgist’s perspective on how the OXINIUM™ bearing composition is manufactured, and how its molecular structure affects wear and corrosion in total joint surgery. Outlining how a zirconium alloy is oxidised to create ceramicised metal, and the process of cross-linking polyethylene, Dr Hunter shares insights on surface integrity, friction, and durability.