by Jackie Schavone and Maggie McGee
Charley develops Low Friction Arthroplasty. Main problems: cement cracks over time and breaks into pieces resulting in loosening, body reacts to pieces and attempts to remove them which also removes bone.
Invented by Sir John Charnley in England.
Revolutionary features: combination of metal gliding on plastic and also the use of methacrylate cement to attach the artificial components of the bone.
Approach from the front of the body with noncemented, porous-coated cups which yielded long term excellent results.
This was created in response to the problems of earlier models.
Performed the first minimally invasive THR.
Used to avoid osteolysis (destruction of bone tissue) and loosening in THR steel, titanium, and ceramics.