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Combating Infection: The Role of Implant Materials

Implant infection is a devastating complication with severe health and socioeconomic implications. Approximately 1-2% of all patients undergoing joint replacement develop a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following surgery. In dental implantology, peri-implantitis is also a challenge with a prevalence around 20% and if not treated properly ending with bone or even implant loss. Physicians, implantologists and researchers from both disciplines are exploring multiple directions to understand why implants get infected and what role the implant materials play.

Dr. Dominik Pförringer has asked the interdisciplinary faculty Prof. Javad Parvizi, Prof. Lia Rimondini and Prof. Georgios Romanos their view on this topic. Watch below their answers to some of the questions.

 

*The presented authors’ views and opinions are solely those of the authors of these publications.

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Our Panelists 2021

Prof. Javad Parvizi

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Prof. Lia Rimondini

Department of Health Sciences, Università del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”, Novara, Italy.

Prof. Georgios E. Romanos

Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine in Stony Brook, New York, NY. 

Memorable Moments

“(…) We have just completed another large series of our patients and the evaluation revealed that the use of ceramic femoral head was an independent factor for reducing the rate of periprosthetic joint infection. So, ceramic on polyethylene definitely has a lower incidence of infection than cobalt chromium on polyethylene.”

Do you see a difference between the patients treated for an infection based on the bearing material they received in the primary?

Where do you see the potential of ceramic?

Could the choice of implant material play a decisive role in reducing the risk of peri-implantitis?

Recording November 18th 2021

Orthopedics Meets Dentistry 2021

Combating Infection: The Role of Implant Materials – Orthopedics meets Dentistry

Orthopedics Meets Dentistry 2020

Is a world free of metal implants in orthopedics and dentistry conceivable? Dr. Dominik Pförringer's asked the interdisciplinary faculty Prof. Justin Cobb, Prof. Corrado Piconi and Prof. Jens Fischer their view on this topic. Watch below their answers to some of the questions.

*The presented authors’ views and opinions are solely those of the authors of these publications.

Recording from November 2020

„Would you say that patients are more satisfied with a ceramic implant?"

Prof. Justin Cobb, Professor of orthopedic surgery at the Imperial College in London and head of the MSk Lab.

Recording from November 2020

„Do you see that all doctors, being orthopedics, implantologists or dentists, are they ready for ceramics yet?"

Prof. Corrado Piconi, Professor for biomaterials for orthopedic and dental. Ortho­pedics, Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University, and Senior Associate in (ISTEC-CNR), Faenza.
 

Recording from November 2020

„How do you explain all the new trends and the fascination towards ceramic?“

Prof. Jens Fischer, Professor for materials science and engineering for reconstructive dentistry and temporomandibular disorders; University Hospital of Dental Medicine, University of Basel.
 

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