Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Print version ISSN 0102-3616
SCHWARTSMANN, Carlos Roberto et al. New bearing surfaces in total hip replacement. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2012, vol.47, n.2, pp. 154-159. ISSN 0102-3616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-36162012000200002.
Total hip arthroplasty is being increasingly indicated for younger and more active patients, in addition to a naturally growing demand for the procedure because of increasing life expectancy among patients. The high costs of this surgery and the controversies regarding implant performance have made this topic the subject of constant research, seeking new materials with better resistance to wear and better biocompatibility. The present article provides a review of new surfaces in total hip arthroplasty.
Keywords : Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip [history]; Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip [methods]; Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip [statistics & numerical data].