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Acta ortopédica mexicana

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GOMEZ-GARCIA, F. Modern tribology in total hip arthroplasty: pros and cons. Acta ortop. mex [online]. 2014, vol.28, n.5, pp.319-335. ISSN 2306-4102.

The wear products and adverse reactions that occur on bearing surfaces represent one of the greatest challenges in prosthetic replacements, as the latter experience increasing demands due to the large number of young and older adult patients that have a long life expectancy and remarkable activity. The purpose of this review is to analyze the pros and cons of the new advances in the bearing components of the articular surfaces of current total hip arthroplasties. We also discuss the strategies used historically, their problems, results and the surgeon's role in prescribing the tribologic couple that best fits each patient's needs. We conclude with practical recommendations for the prescription and management of the latest articular couples for total hip arthroplasty.

Palabras llave : arthroplasty; hip; prosthesis; utility.

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