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The BIOLOX®delta Success Story: 20 Years and Counting

CeramTec to celebrate anniversary of high-performance ceramic material at AAOS

We will celebrate 20 years of our high-performance BIOLOX®delta ceramic material at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon (AAOS, March 7-11). 

Over the past two decades, millions of patients have been implanted joint replacement components made of the BIOLOX®delta material. Ever since its introduction to the market in 2003, the material has set highest standards in arthroplasty1. Today, no other manufacturer’s ceramic material is used as often for hip bearing couples as the advanced pink BIOLOX®delta ceramics.

Katrin Sternberg, President Medical at CeramTec, says:“The excellent mechanical properties and biocompatibility2,3,4 of BIOLOX®delta have certainly contributed to the material’s great success. In times where metal sensitivities and multi-resistant germs continue to be on the rise, surgeons value our metal-free BIOLOX®delta material as a reliable option in arthroplasty.”5,6 Ms. Sternberg particularly underscored the importance of surgeon education and collaboration: “The clinicians’ goal continuously to improve patient outcomes has significantly contributed to the great success of BIOLOX®delta. We look forward to partnering with surgeons across the globe also in the future, so that together we can help people to regain mobility.”

CeramTec warmly invites visitors of AAOS 2023 to booth #5643.

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