Joint Replacement Technology

2nd Edition

Editors: P.A. Revell
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857098412
eBook ISBN: 9780857098474
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 2nd June 2014
Page Count: 724
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Table of Contents

  • Contributor contact details
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials
  • Preface
  • Part I: Introduction to joint replacement technology

    • 1. Developments in joint replacement technology

      • Abstract:
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Introduction to biomechanics
      • 1.3 Materials science and engineering
      • 1.4 Key aspects of biomechanics of major joints
      • 1.5 The upper limb
      • 1.6 Conclusion
      • 1.7 Sources of further information and advice
      • 1.8 References
    • 2. Tribology in joint replacement

      • Abstract:
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Theoretical tribological studies
      • 2.3 Experimental tribological studies
      • 2.4 Issues of tribology for joint replacements and future developments
      • 2.5 Sources of further information and advice
      • 2.6 References and further reading
    • 3. Biological and chemical influence on immune and regenerative responses to joint replacements

      • Abstract:
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Immune and regenerative responses to implanted biomaterials
      • 3.3 Factors affecting the foreign body response and their modification
      • 3.4 Conclusion
      • 3.5 References
  • Part II: Materials and techniques in joint replacement

    • 4. Metals for joint replacement

      • Abstract:
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Regulatory requirements
      • 4.3 Metals
      • 4.4 Metals used in joint replacements
      • 4.5 Clinical success of metals used in joint replacement surgery
      • 4.6 Future trends
      • 4.7 Conclusion
      • 4.8 References
    • 5. Ceramics for joint replacement

      • Abstract:
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 Material and mechanical properties of ceramics
      • 5.3 Ceramics in total hip replacement
      • 5.4 Ceramics in total knee arthroplasty
      • 5.5 Ceramic coatings
      • 5


This second edition of Joint Replacement Technology provides a thoroughly updated review of recent developments in joint replacement technology. Joint replacement is a standard treatment for joint degradation and has improved the quality of life of millions of patients. Collaboration between clinicians and researchers is critical to its continued success and to meet the rising expectations of patients and surgeons.

Part one introduces the advances in joint replacement technology, tribological considerations and experiments, and immune and regenerative responses to joint replacements. Part two covers the materials and techniques used in joint replacement. The advantages and disadvantages of different metals are explained here, as well as the use of ceramics. This section also addresses challenges in joint bearing surfaces, design, and cementless fixation techniques. Biological and mechanical issues are considered in part three, including healing responses to implants and biological causes of prosthetic joint failure, and a new chapter on imaging of joint prostheses. Each chapter in part four describes the clinical challenges of replacing specific joints, with specific focus on hip, knee, intervertebral disc joint, shoulder arthroplasty, elbow arthroplasty, and pyrocarbon small joint arthroplasty.

Thanks to its widespread collaboration and international contributors, Joint Replacement Technology is useful for materials scientists and engineers in both academia and biomedical industry. Chemists, clinicians, and other researchers in this area will also find it invaluable.

Key Features

  • This second edition provides an updated comprehensive review of recent developments in joint replacement technology
  • Provides coverage for the most pertinent materials science and engineering issues in depth
  • Reviews the specific joints, biological and mechanical issues and fixation techniques


Thanks to its widespread collaboration and international contributors Joint replacement technology is useful for materials scientists and engineers in both academia and biomedical industry. Chemists, clinicians and other researchers in this area will also find it invaluable.


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"Chemists, surgeons, and other researchers will find it invaluable. With new authors and a section on imaging, this is a significant update to the 2008 edition. It is an essential addition to libraries frequented by the intended audience. 3 Stars - Score: 89"--Doody',Nov 14 2014

About the Editors

P.A. Revell Editor

Dr Peter A. Revell is Emeritus Professor at University College London. Formerly Professor of Histopathology at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, he is a past President of the European Society of Biomaterials. Professor Revell is a Fellow both of The Royal College of Pathologists and the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

University College London, UK