HSS Journal - Volume 11, Number 2, July 2015
Alumina-on-alumina articulations were first introduced into total hip arthroplasty in 1970 by Boutin et al. in France , and were approved by the Food and Drug Administration for their use in the USA in 1982. The ceramic-on-ceramic coupling was intended to reduce wear and particulate debris generated by metal-on-plastic articulations being used at that time. Modern alumina-on-alumina articular couplings have extremely low wear rates [1, 6, 10, 12, 15, 18] on the order of 0.004 mm3 per million cycles [2, 11, 17].
This article appears in the HSS Journal: Volume 11, Issue 2.
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