Jack Lancaster

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While total hip replacement represents the major success story in orthopaedic surgery in the twentieth century, there is much interest in extending even further, early in the twenty first century, the life of implants. Osteolysis has been identified as a major factor limiting the life of prostheses, with indications that fine polyethylene wear debris,(More)
The monoclonal antibody (MoAb) 323/A3, an IgG1, was raised against the human breast tumor cell line MCF-7 and recognized a 43 Kd membrane associated glycoprotein. Histochemical studies with the antibody detected 75% of metastatic lymph nodes, 59% of primary breast tumors, and showed some staining in 20% of benign breast lesions. For radionuclide imaging,(More)
Crosslinking of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene has been shown to markedly improve its wear resistance in clinical studies and laboratory tests using hip joint simulators. However, because most of the laboratory studies have been done under clean conditions using prosthesis-quality, highly polished counterfaces, there is concern regarding how well(More)
We examined stainless-steel, cobalt-chrome, titanium and alumina and zirconia ceramic femoral heads retrieved at revision surgery. All the heads had articulated against ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene (UHMWPE) acetabular cups. We studied the simulation of third-body damage and the wear of UHMWPE against the various materials used for the heads. The(More)
A number of studies have investigated the influence of surface roughness on the wear of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) in total joint replacement. The results of these studies have shown that the wear factor is proportional to the counterface roughness raised to a power greater than one. In this laboratory study, the effect of surface(More)
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