Morphometric and microanalytical analyses of alumina wear particles in hip prostheses

A. Pizzoferrato, S. Stea, A. Sudanese, A. Toni, M. Nigrisoli, G. Gualtieri, S. Squarzoni

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We analysed tissues harvested during 24 retrievals of hip joint prostheses, with one or both articular components made of alumina. We describe the morphology of wear particles, measure their size and analyse their chemical composition. We relate histopathological aspects to the parameters that characterize ceramic wear particles, and notice that tissue reaction relates to the physical aspect and amount of wear debris and does not necessarily depend on their chemical composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-587
Number of pages5
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • alumina
  • Hip joint prosthesis
  • tissue reaction
  • wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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