HISTORY

CERAVER, a pioneer in orthopaedics

CERAVER, a former subsidiary of the Alcatel-Alsthom group, began its activity in orthopaedics thanks to the chance meeting of a materials engineer, Daniel BLANQUAERT, and an orthopaedic surgeon, Pierre BOUTIN. This meeting marked the start of a series of innovations that would revolutionise the world of hip replacement orthopaedics. This is how the invention of the alumina-alumina articulation total hip prosthesis came about, along with discovering the significant potential of titanium alloy TiAl6V4.

 

A few significant CERAVER dates

1969

First tests on Al2O3 – Al2O3  articulation : Biology, tribology.

AL-AL

 

1970

First hip implanted with a Al2O3/Al2O3 bearing

Dr Pierre Boutin performed the world’s first total hip prosthesis with an alumina-alumina articulation. This component presents very low wear and friction characteristics – essential parameters in the design of joint prostheses. Perfectly biotolerant, this component went on to become the reference for articulations.

 

 

 

1971-1972

First hip made of titanium alloy

Discovery of the potential of the titanium alloy TiAl6V4 by Daniel Blanquaert.

Dr Pierre Boutin performed the world’s first implantation of a hip with a femoral stem made of titanium alloy TiAl6V4. This material went on to become the reference and is universally used in orthopaedics.

 

1974

First cementless straight stem.

 

1982Premierinsert

World’s first implant of a cement-free metal cup in titanium alloy for a hip prosthesis with an alumina ceramic core, a solution subsequently adopted by all the world’s major laboratories.

 

 

1990

Concept of fixed bearing posterior stabilised knee prosthesis created.

 

1997

First studies on an anti-bacterial coating.

Biofilm1

 

2002

Initial work on use of bone substitutes in cell therapy.

 

2005

First ULYS implant for fracture using endo-ancillary instruments.

 

2007

First biomimetic bone repair implants.

 

2011

Europeen patent CERACAGE for cervical rachis.

Ceracage

2011

Europeen patent CERADISC for cervical rachis.

Ceradisc1

2016

ANSM autorisation for a clinical study on the anti-bacterial adhesion coating ACTISURF

 

2017

First implantation of stems and cups CERAFIT coated with ACTISURF

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