High strength non-oxide ceramics to prepare thin-walled resurfacing hip endo-prostheses
What is it about?
Oxide ceramic materials like alumina oxide and zirconia oxide are frequently used for medical applications like implants and prostheses because of their excellent biocompatibility and high wear resistance. Unfortunately, oxide ceramics cannot be used for minimal invasive thin-walled implants like resurfacing hip endo-prostheses because of their limited strength.
Why is it important?
Our findings show that high strength non-oxide ceramic materials like silicon nitride and carbide are promising material alternatives for orthopaedic implant components.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Jochen Salber