BioMed Research International

Retrieval Research in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty


Publishing date
09 Sep 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Apr 2016

Lead Editor

1Aesculap AG Research and Development, Tuttlingen, Germany

2Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

3Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA


Retrieval Research in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Description

During the last two decades improvements in hip and knee designs, bearing materials, sterilisation techniques, oxidation stabilisation, and articulating surface treatments have led to superior performance of total hip and knee arthroplasties by reducing the prevalence of disastrous wear, delamination, and structural material fatigue and are expected to show substantial benefits in decreasing wear, osteolysis, and improve joint function in the next decade.

In contrast to that new implant design, articulating bearings, implant modularities, kinematic concepts, and surgical treatments came up, but not all of them were beneficial in regard to an appropriate service in vivo in the 2nd and 3rd decade, patient satisfaction, and clinical outcomes.

As total hip and knee arthroplasty today is being increasingly performed on younger, heavier, and more active patients, it appears desirable to further improve implant designs, prostheses modular couplings, bearing materials, and implant fixation methods to allow for a higher degree of function, patient satisfaction, and long-term survivorship. Due to an increasing number of hip and knee arthroplasty revisions, advanced revision technologies based on new concepts for bone reconstruction and periprosthetic fracture treatments have to be developed. Dedicated retrieval research programs are a main source to gain more knowledge about the complex implant-body-interactions and and a deeper understanding on material degradation and adverse side effects in vivo to create sustainable arthroplasty technologies for the future.

For this special issue, researchers are invited to contribute original research papers as well as review articles that will stimulate discussion and the continuing efforts to understand all dimensions of primary, revision, and retrieval aspects in hip and knee joint replacement.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Articulations in hip and knee joint replacements
  • Implant materials ceramics, polymers, metals, and coatings
  • New bearing materials/material modifications
  • In vivo retrieval failure modes compared to patterns of in vitro tests
  • Impingement, microseparation, and subluxation conditions
  • Implant behaviour und diverse patient activities
  • Implant modularities, corrosion, ion release, and wear
  • Clinical findings
  • Retrieval research programs and analysis methods
  • Particulate debris in retrieved tissues
  • Implant allergy, metal ion, and bone cement constituents hypersensitivity
  • Patient satisfaction as reason for revision

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3480840
  • - Editorial

Retrieval Research in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Thomas M. Grupp | Sandra Utzschneider | Steven M. Kurtz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8687131
  • - Research Article

Backside Wear Analysis of Retrieved Acetabular Liners with a Press-Fit Locking Mechanism in Comparison to Wear Simulation In Vitro

Ana Laura Puente Reyna | Marcus Jäger | ... | Thomas M. Grupp
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5496396
  • - Research Article

Failure of Polyethylene Inlays in Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Retrieval Analysis

Ulrike Mueller | Christoph Lee | ... | J. Philippe Kretzer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9079041
  • - Clinical Study

Silver-Coated Hip Megaprosthesis in Oncological Limb Savage Surgery

F. Donati | G. Di Giacomo | ... | G. Maccauro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2071945
  • - Research Article

Wear Scar Similarities between Retrieved and Simulator-Tested Polyethylene TKR Components: An Artificial Neural Network Approach

Diego A. Orozco Villaseñor | Markus A. Wimmer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2198914
  • - Research Article

Histopathological Analysis of PEEK Wear Particle Effects on the Synovial Tissue of Patients

A. C. Paulus | S. Haßelt | ... | S. Utzschneider
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1695906
  • - Research Article

Fretting and Corrosion in Modular Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Retrieval Analysis

Johannes A. Eckert | Ulrike Mueller | ... | J. Philippe Kretzer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5282160
  • - Clinical Study

The Impact of Personality Traits on the Outcome of Total Knee Arthroplasty

A. Giurea | G. Fraberger | ... | R. Windhager
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