Hunter Ash

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A novel design of polyurethane compliant layer acetabular cup has been developed through a series of friction, creep and wear tests. Friction tests were initially conducted on ABG standard form, polyurethane acetabular cups and an ABG standard form, UHMWPE acetabular cup for comparison. The polyurethane cups showed lower friction than the UHMWPE cup with(More)
Biopsies removed from 57 patients considered for cartilage transplantation were grown at CTI Ltd. (47 biopsies) and at Tel Aviv University (10 biopsies). Tissue processing took place in dedicated laboratories. Explant cultures allowed cell number expansion. Fifty-four out of 57 biopsies grew cells. Fanning out of the cells began after 5-15 days in culture.(More)
A surface replacement finger joint prosthesis was designed specifically for the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ). The two-piece design consisted of a bi-condylar proximal phalangeal head and a conforming bi-concave middle phalangeal base. The bearing surfaces were designed as close to the original anatomy of the PIPJs as possible, using detailed(More)
Artificial joints have been much improved since their introduction but they still have a limited lifetime. In an attempt to increase their life by improving the lubrication acting within these prostheses, compliant layered polyurethane (PU) joints have been devised. These joints mimic the natural synovial joint more closely by promoting fluid film(More)
BACKGROUND Articular cartilage is incapable of undergoing self-repair since chondrocytes lose their mitotic ability as early as the first year of life. Defects in articular cartilage, especially in weight-bearing joints, will predictably deteriorate toward osteoarthritis. No method has been found to prevent this deterioration. Drilling of the subchondral(More)
A long-term wear test was performed on Kinemax and Kinematic (Howmedica Inc.) knee bearings on the Durham six-station knee wear simulator. The bearings were subjected to flexion/extension of 65-0 degrees, anterior-posterior translation of between 4.5 and 8.5 mm and a maximum axial load of 3 kN. Passive abduction/adduction and internal/external rotation were(More)
The former common knowledge that cartilage lesions do not heal has been modified over the last few years due to new technologies. For repair of deeper circumscribed lesions osteochondral press-fit grafting and tissue engineering are used in clinical application. The histological data of the hyaline-like tissue obtained by engineering are just as(More)
Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) may have an application as a material for an all-plastic surface replacement finger joint. It is inexpensive, biocompatible and can be injection-moulded into the complex shapes that are found on the ends of the finger bones. Further, the cross-linking of polyethylene has significantly improved its mechanical properties.(More)
The bones from 83 proximal interphalangeal joints (PIPJs) were dissected in order to determine the shape and size of the articular surfaces. The bones were modelled in acrylic dental bone cement and the original bones and replicas were then sectioned and shadowgraphed. Dimensions were taken from these shadowgraphs to be used in the design of a surface(More)