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With the increased clinical interest in metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-ceramic total-hip replacements (THRs), the objective of this hip simulator study was to identify the relative wear ranking of three bearing systems, namely CoCr-polyethylene (M-PE), CoCr-CoCr (M-M) and ceramic-on-ceramic (C-C). Volumetric wear rates were used as the method of comparison.(More)
Traumatic events are a primary cause for local lesions of articular cartilage. If treated early, restoration of the initial joint geometry and integrity may be achieved. In large defects, sufficient material is not available to bridge the affected area. Heterologeous transplantation is not well accepted due to the risk of infection and immune response.(More)
Solid-state deformation processing is a promising technique for modifying the physical and mechanical properties of highly crosslinked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) beyond simple thermal treatment cycles that have been employed previously. This study evaluates anisotropy and oxidative resistance in a novel, radiation crosslinked (50 kGy)(More)
The objective of this study was to examine both simulator and retrieved total knee replacement polyethylene inserts to confirm, using scanning electron microscopy, whether similar micro-wear patterns to those seen on retrieved inserts were reproduced on simulator specimens. The simulator specimens consisted of samples subjected to sliding and rolling(More)
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