Andrew L Neils

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Although synovial fluid lipids were found to absorb in ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) total joint implants in vivo, their effect on the oxidation of the polymer was not known. Current understanding of the oxidation and oxidative stability of UHMWPE joint implants is focused on the presence or elimination of radiation-induced free radicals,(More)
Limiting cross-linking to the articular surfaces of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) to increase wear resistance while preventing detrimental effects of cross-linking on mechanical strength has been a desirable goal. A surface cross-linked UHMWPE can be achieved by blending UHMWPE with a free radical scavenger, such as vitamin E,(More)
Vitamin E stabilization of radiation crosslinked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) for total joint implants can be done by blending of UHMWPE resin powder with vitamin E, followed by consolidation and irradiation of the blend. It is well known that vitamin E prevents crosslinking in UHMWPE during ionizing radiation. We hypothesized that there(More)
Antioxidant stabilization of radiation cross-linked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) has been introduced to improve the oxidative stability of total joint implant bearing surfaces. Blending of antioxidants (most commonly vitamin E) with UHMWPE resin powder followed by consolidation and uniform radiation cross-linking is currently available(More)
Radiation crosslinked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) have reduced the wear rate of the bearing surface in total joint arthroplasty and the incidence of peri-prosthetic bone loss due to wear particles. The oxidation potential afforded to the material by the trapped residual free radicals after irradiation was addressed in first generation(More)
Radiation crosslinked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is the bearing surface material most commonly used in total joint arthroplasty because of its excellent wear resistance. Crosslinking agents such as peroxides can also effectively increase wear resistance but peroxide crosslinked UHMWPE has low oxidative stability. We hypothesized that(More)
The clinical evolution of one patient with primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the left ovary with "ring seal cells" is studied. The patient was surgically treated with total hysterectomy, left salpingooferectomy and peritoneal washing; and medically treated with intravenous systemic citotoxic Cis-platin, Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide. Twelve month later(More)
The authors present the clinical history of a 15-year-old young woman, student, from David, Chiriquí, who complained of menstrual irregularities associated with the sensation of a mass in the right iliac fossa. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a right ovarian tumor, which was totally resected. The histopathological examination showed an endodermal sinus(More)
Antioxidant stabilization of radiation cross-linked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) has been introduced to improve the oxidative stability of total joint implant bearing surfaces. Blending of an antioxidant with UHMWPE resin powder followed by consolidation and radiation cross-linking has been cleared by the FDA for use in both total hips(More)
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