Pierangiola Bracco

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Wear debris related osteolysis is recognised as being the main cause of failure in joint replacements based on UHMWPE inserts. However, many solutions and "new" polyethylenes have been suggested in order to address this issue. This review discusses "historical" issues associated with UHMWPE, such as oxidation, sterilization method and storage, as well as(More)
The paper presents the main results of a measurement campaign to e valuate the mechanical characteristics of super-elastic open spring coils used in orthodontics. Several Ni-Ti open spring coils were tested in order to verify their mechanical response under planned deformations, by measuring the generated forces. A comparative anal ysis of force(More)
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