Mark L. Morrison

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Three types of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) acetabular liners were tested against cobalt-chrome (CoCr) femoral heads on a hip simulator to approximately 20 million cycles. The materials included (1) conventional, nonirradiated liners (C-PE); (2) 5 Mrad gamma-irradiated, remelted, and artificially aged liners (5-XPE); and (3) 10 Mrad(More)
This study was undertaken to investigate the effect of crosslinking ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) in a sequential manner to the final desired dose and to compare the results to single-dose crosslinking. To verify these results, an explanted, commercially available, sequentially crosslinked component was characterized. Finally, additional(More)
The objective of this study was to develop an advanced-bearing couple for TKA that optimizes the balance between wear resistance and mechanical properties. The mechanical and structural properties of virgin and highly crosslinked, re-melted UHMWPE were evaluated, and tibial inserts manufactured from these UHMWPE materials were tested against either oxidized(More)
Introduction It is well known that the wear resistance of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) improves in proportion to the crosslinking irradiation dose. It is also well known that the mechanical properties and oxidative stability of UHMWPE are affected by the irradiation dose, resin type, and post-irradiation heat treatment, among others(More)
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