Donald E. McNulty

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A total of 750 images of individual ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) particles isolated from periprosthetic failed hip, knee, and shoulder arthroplasties were extracted from archival scanning electron micrographs. Particle size and morphology was subsequently analyzed using computerized image analysis software utilizing five descriptors(More)
Sterilization method changes to the Low Contact Stress (LCS) Total Knee System (DePuy Orthopaedics Inc, Warsaw, Ind) have resulted in progressive improvements in wear resistance. Initially, the system used the traditional gamma in air irradiation sterilization method, but was transitioned to Gas plasma sterilization. The Gas plasma technique did not(More)
This study examined 24 prosthetic femoral heads retrieved at autopsy from patients with clinically and radiographically successful arthroplasties. Four alumina ceramic and 20 cobalt chrome heads in service for an average of 8.5 years were examined with a contact and a laser stylus profilometer. The authors documented general increases in surface roughness(More)
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