This second edition of Joint Replacement Technology provides a thoroughly updated review of recent developments in joint replacement technology. Joint replacement is a standard treatment for joint degradation and has improved the quality of life of millions of patients. Collaboration between clinicians and researchers is critical to its continued success and to meet the rising expectations of patients and surgeons. Part one introduces the advances in joint replacement technology, tribological considerations and experiments, and immune and regenerative responses to joint replacements. Part two covers the materials and techniques used in joint replacement. The advantages and disadvantages of different metals are explained here, as well as the use of ceramics. This section also addresses challenges in joint bearing surfaces, design, and cementless fixation techniques. Biological and mechanical issues are considered in part three, including healing responses to implants and biological causes of prosthetic joint failure, and a new chapter on imaging of joint prostheses.
Each chapter in part four describes the clinical challenges of replacing specific joints, with specific focus on hip, knee, intervertebral disc joint, shoulder arthroplasty, elbow arthroplasty, and pyrocarbon small joint arthroplasty. Thanks to its widespread collaboration and international contributors, Joint Replacement Technology is useful for materials scientists and engineers in both academia and biomedical industry. Chemists, clinicians, and other researchers in this area will also find it invaluable.
Foreword Introduction Part I Introduction to joint replacement technology 1 Developments in joint replacement technology G.R. Johnson, Newcastle University, UK 2 Tribology in joint replacement Z. Jin, Xian Jiaotong University, China and University of Leeds, UK and J. Fisher, University of Leeds, UK 3 Biological and chemical influence on immune and regenerative response to joint replacements A. Nair, D. W. Baker and L. Tang, University of Texas at Arlington, USA Part II Materials and techniques in joint replacement 4 Metals for joint replacement Y. T. Konttinen, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital of the Invalid Foundation, Finland and COXA Hospital for Joint Replacement, Finland, I. Milosev, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, and Orthopaedic Hospital Valdoltra, Slovenia, R. Trebse, Orthopaedic Hospital Valdoltra, Slovenia, R. van der Linden and J. Pieper, Signifix B.V., Netherlands, T. Sillat, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland,S. Virtanen, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany and V-M. Tiainen, ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital of the Invalid Foundation, Finland 5 Ceramics for joint replacement D. Kluess, P. Bergschmidt, W. Mittelmeier, R. Bader, University Medicine Rostock, Germany 6 Joint bearing surfaces and replacement joint design R. Lappalainen, T. Juvonen and M. Selenius, University of Eastern Finland, Finland 7 Cementless fixation techniques and challenges in joint replacement M. J. Cross, G. J. Roger and J. Spycher, The Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Research, Australia 8 Acrylic cements for bone fixation in joint replacement N. Dunne and J. Clements, Queen's University of Belfast, UK and J-S. Wang, Lund University, Sweden Part III Biological and mechanical issues in joint replacement 9 The healing response to implants used in joint replacement P. A. Revell, University College London, UK 10 Biological causes of prosthetic joint failure P. A. Revell, University College London, UK 12 Tribology and corrosion in hip joint replacements: materials and engineering D. Dowson and A. Neville, The University of Leeds, UK 13 Imaging of joint prostheses R. Botchu and S. L. James, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham, UK Part IV Replacing specific joints 14 Hip replacement: clinical perspectives M. Revell, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, UK 15 Knee replacement: clinical perspectives J. Blaha, University of Michigan Medical School, USA 16 Intervertebral disc joint replacement technology N. J. Hallab, Rush University Medical Center, USA and V. Singh, Medtronic Inc., USA 17 The history of shoulder arthroplasty L. De Wilde and A. Van Tongel, University Hospital of Ghent, Belgium 18 Elbow arthroplasty J. G. Aronowitz and J. Sanchez-Sotelo, Mayo Clinic, USA 19 Pyrocarbon small joint arthroplasty of the extremities M. Ross. C. James and G. Couzens, Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute, Australia and J. Klawitter, Integra Life Sciences, USA