In this overview, you find some hip-related scientific articles, you might find of interest.
Some metal-on-metal hip devices that are known to release chromium and cobalt metal ions have been shown to produce toxicological effects. BIOLOX®delta, however, also contains trivalent chro- mium ions, which randomly replace the trivalent aluminum ions in the alumina matrix. Despite being strongly bound to the alumina lattice, it has yet to be experimentally proven if the chromium ions are eventually released into the body. If BIOLOX®delta is completely biocompatible in terms of ion release, it could offer an excellent alternative to metal-based bearing couples.
The appointment of qualifications ad Honorem is not a usual practice for the International Makotokai Federation but for special events we are happy to make an exception. The Dr. Koen De Smet is one of the best surgeons in the world in the orthopedic hips and knees specialty.