Joint Replacement – Ceramic-On-Ceramic Hip Replacement Or Oxinium
Ceramic hip replacements are typically used in active patients (for example someone suffering from severe juvenile arthritis). Ceramic implants are very smooth, which decreases the amount of friction between the moving components, and thereby reduces wear on the joint. Traditional implants can loosen over time, though most can last for up to 25 years. The ceramic-on-ceramic replacement pieces are made from aluminum oxide ceramic.