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Table 2 Overview of the literature on fracture in Ceramic-on-Polyethylene Bearings

From: Long-term durability of alumina ceramic heads in THA

Hip Prosthesis Author Year of publication Mean FU Mean patient age (years) # of Hips lost to FU Fracture ceramic head % Ceramic Fracture
Femoral Head Liner Fixation    Years (Range)     
Alumina, Biolox delta, (DePuy) Highly x-linked PE (Crossfire®, Stryker®) Uncemented Beaupre [37] 2013 5 years 53.6 44 10 0 0
28-mm Alumina, Biolox Forte, (DePuy) PE Depuy, Enduron Uncemented Wang [27] 2013 10 year 51.5 (36–59) 22 ? 0 0
28 mm Alumina, (Ceramtec) conventional UHMW PE Uncemented Meftah [8] 2013 17 (+/− 1.7) 55 (+/−9) 31 0 0 0
26x32mm; 37x36mm Alumina, Biolox delta Highly x-linked PE (Trident X3, Stryker) Uncemented Meftah [38] 2011 2.9 (+/−0.5) 60.9 (+/− 8.9) 72 0 0 0
28 mm Alumina 50 UHMW PE Sandwich, 16 Ceramic Inlay Uncemented cups; cemented stems Kircher [39] 2009 1 56.7 (+/−8.5) 47 ? 1 2.1
Alumina, Biolox 84 Alumina (Biolox), 43 PE Uncemented Yoon [34] 2008 17.1 41 (20–64) 43 ? 0 0
28 mm Alumina, (Biomet) PE Uncemented Fayard [32] 2006 8.4 (+/−2.5) 66.6 (+/−10.7) 102 ? 2 2.0
32 mm Alumina, (Biomet) UHMW-PE Uncemented Legenstein [13] 2006 17 years) 61.2 119 51 0 0
Alumina PE Not reported Hannouche [31] 2003 ? ? 1200 ? 2 0.17
32 mm Alumina, (Feldmuhle) UHMW PE, (DePuy) Cemented Urban [14] 2001 18.2 (17.2-21.3) 69 (51–84) 64 41 0 0
Alumina, Biolox PE (various manufacturors) Both cemented & uncemented Fritsch [3] 1996 6 ? 1341 ? 1 0.07
28 mm Alumina, Biolox PE Both cemented & uncemented Callaway [33] 1995 ? ? 184 ? 4 2.2
2 nd Gen. 32 mm, Biolox UHMW PE Uncemented Current study 2015 22 57 (13–81) 348 5 1 0.29