THA with metal or ceramic bearings
Serum-cobalt levels with metal-on-metal bearings in the cement-free total hip arthroplasty results covering two years; prospective studyActa Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 2011;78(5):410-5
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80 patients, age 34- 82, with primary osteoarthritis or avascular necrosis of the femoral head, were placed into one of two THA treatment groups to test the effectiveness of different bearing types: The first group, metal-on-metal, was given a metal-on-metal bearing following surgery, while the second group was given a ceramic-on-ceramic bearing. Results showed that radiologically and clinically t...
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