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A new material is proposed in total hip arthroplasty as a bearing component. The tolerance of dense ceramics was studied, as well as the anchorage of this material into bone. Physical, chemical and mechanical properties of the prosthesis were tested. Two hundred patients have already been operated on, but the follow-up is too short for any conclusion.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Hip, Prosthesis, Ceramic, Alumina
|☆|| Original article. For citation, use not the present reference but that of the original publication: Boutin P. Total arthroplasty of the hip by fritted aluminum prosthesis. Experimental study and 1st clinical applications. Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot 1972;58(3):229–46.