Arthroplasty for Arthritis Research Activity

Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course 2014
The Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course is a highly renowned international hip course with an annual programme that is organised and co-convened by Arthroplasty for Arthritis Charity Director Evert Smith. A presentation was made by one of the charity's tribologists, Professor Ian Clarke of the Loma Linda University, California. His talk imparted the outcome of research we are undertaking on metal on metal bearings, specifically discussing what has been learned from analysing metal on metal retrieval specimens and the implications this will have for implant design moving forward.

International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty 2014
Professor Clarke also represented Arthroplasty for Arthritis at the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) in Kyoto, Japan with a presentation that discussed metal on metal resurfacing wear patterns and the effect of limited range of motion.

Orthopedic Research Society 60th Annual Meeting
The clinical risks of total hip arthroplasty impingement, subluxation and wear in vivo was presented to conference delegates at the Orthopedic Research Society 60th Annual Meeting. New Orleans: 2014

11th Congress European Hip Society 2014
A presentation was offered at the European Hip Society Meeting 2014 comparing impingement of resurfacing arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty cases.

British Hip Society 2014
A poster offering a comparative case of ceramic on ceramic and metal on metal bearings with 30-year follow-up was presented. The study highlighted component positioning and level of activity as factors that affect the longevity of the bearing surface. This is important for young active patients undergoing hip replacement.

Materials for Joint Arthroplasty - Biotribology of Potential Bearings (2015)
An international team of experts completed an arthroplasty book project authoring a chapter on tribology of ceramic hip joints (Clarke IC, Lazennec JY, Smith EJ, Sugano N, McEntire B, Pezzotti G. Ceramic-on-Ceramic Bearings: Clinical Wear Modes Compared to Simulator Wear Tests. In: Sonntag R, Kretzer JP, ed. Materials for Joint Arthroplasty - Biotribology of Potential Bearings: Imperial College Press; 2015)