By Hartmuth Kiefer M.D., PHD (auth.), Jun-Dong Chang M.D., Karl Billau (eds.)

th ® pricey Colleague and player of the 12 overseas BIOLOX Symposium ® it truly is an honor for CeramTec to have the BIOLOX Symposium in Asia. the choice of Seoul, Korea because the website was once a tough one on the grounds that there are numerous excellent place strategies during this dynamic and quickly growing to be sector of the area. the choice was once made more uncomplicated by way of the phenomenal help of our Symposium Chairman, Prof. Chang, in addition to the superb airline carrier and assembly amenities found in Seoul. we are hoping that engaging in the Symposium during this quarter will function a starting place for the elevated reputation of the aptitude sufferer merits to be derived from using ceramics and different replacement bearing applied sciences in Korea, China, India, Japan and the remainder of the nations of the zone. we're confident that the prime quality of this system prepared by means of the clinical committee, the celebrated college assembled and your contributions as members will function a catalyst as a way to make this Symposium a really enlightening and useful own adventure for all. in an effort to increase the worth of the event we're happy to incorporate this lawsuits booklet as an essential component of your registration fabrics. we are hoping that this written extra entire model of the medical application will let you hold domestic a extra concise view of the Symposium presentations.

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Santavirta S, Konttinen YT, Bergroth V, Eskola A, Tallroth K, Lindholm TS [1990] Aggressive granulomatous lesions associated with hip arthroplasty. Immunopathological studies. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 72, 252-8. 56. Schlesinger PH, Mattsson JP, Blair HC [1994] Osteoclastic acid transport: mechanism and implications for physiological and pharmacological regulation. Miner Electrolyte Metab, 20, 31-9. 57. Schwarz EM, Lu AP, Goater JJ, et al. [2000] Tumor necrosis factor-alpha/nuclear transcription factor-kappaB signaling in periprosthetic osteolysis.

In study I the effect of 28 mm CoCr ball heads was compared to that of 28 mm BIOLOX heads. 11 mm was found. Previous studies with 32 mm heads had found conflicting results. While the German experience using conventional measuring methods [26] stated a similar reduction an US-study found nearly no difference between CoCr and alumina [20]. For 28 mm heads to our knowledge no study comparing both heads with adequate patient numbers is published, yet. As mentioned earlier the systems of wear measurement and even more the way of reporting results differs and makes the comparison of study results difficult.

Ceramic-on-polyethylene bearing surfaces in total hip arthroplasty. Seventeen to twenty-one-year results. J Bone Joint Surg Am 83-A: 1688-1694, 2001. 22. Wan Z and Dorr LD. Natural history of femoral focal osteolysis with proximal ingrowth smooth stem implant. J Arthroplasty 11: 718-725, 1996. 23. Willert HG, Bertram H and Buchhorn GH. Osteolysis in alloarthroplasty of the hip. The role of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene wear particles. Clin Orthop Relat Res 95-metal-polyethylene in clinical trials.

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