October 2001 AAOS Report
New AAOS book on implant wear now available
A new AAOS book, Implant Wear in Total Joint Replacement: Clinical and Biologic Issues, Material and Design Considerations, edited by Timothy M. Wright, PhD, and Stuart B. Goodman, MD, PhD, is available. Orthopaedists will find in the book new research and recent advances that address the problem of wear-related failure in total joint implants. Based on a 2000 workshop sponsored by AAOS and the National Institutes of Health, the book explores recent data in a quest for better outcomes and fewer revision surgeries for total joint replacement. The book reviews the clinical aspects of the wear problem, as well as biologic, material and design components. Surgeons, clinicians, research scientists, engineers and bioengineers reveal in the book new diagnostic methods and outcome measures for wear, how patient and surgical factors contribute to implant wear, treatment guidelines and outcomes for osteolysis, and alternative and improved implant designs and materials. The book is available to AAOS members for $35 and to all others, for $45. To order, call AAOS Customer Service, (800) 626-6726.