Rebecca Farrar

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Osteolysis and loosening of artificial joints caused by UHMWPE wear debris has prompted renewed interest in metal-on-metal (MOM) hip prostheses. This study investigated the wear and wear debris morphology generated by MOM prostheses in a physiological anatomical hip simulator for different carbon content cobalt chrome alloys. The low carbon pairings(More)
Debris-induced osteolysis due to surface wear of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) bearings is a potential long-term failure mechanism of total knee replacements (TKR). This study investigated the effect of prosthesis design, kinematics and bearing material on the wear of UHMWPE bearings using a physiological knee simulator. The use of a(More)
The contact mechanics of a novel metal-on-metal total hip replacement (THR) were investigated in this study. The metal-on-metal prosthesis considered consists of a cobalt-chrome acetabular insert connected to a titanium shell through a taper contact, articulating against a cobalt-chrome femoral head. Both the experimental measurement of the displacement of(More)
There is now considerable interest in metal-on-metal bearings for hip prostheses. Extremely low wear rates (0.1 mm3/10(6) cycles) have been reported in some simulator studies, while in vivo studies, although still very low, have shown wear rates of the order of 1 mm3/10(6) cycles. The aim of this study was to compare wear rates of metal-on-metal bearings in(More)
The biological reactions to polyethylene wear debris have been shown to result in osteolysis and loosening of total hip arthroplasties. This has led to renewed interest in the use of metal on metal bearings in hip prostheses. This study employed uniaxial and biaxial multistation pin on plate reciprocators to assess how the carbon content of the cobalt(More)
Osteolysis and loosening of artificial joints caused by polyethylene wear debris has prompted renewed interest in alternative bearing materials for hip prosthesis designs. Lower wearing metal-on-metal (MOM) and ceramic-on-ceramic prostheses are being used more extensively, and there is considerable interest in further improving on their performance. This(More)
Two experiments investigated the effects of feedback (Experiment 1) and calibration (Experiment 2) on verbal estimation of the duration of tones ranging from 77 to 1183 ms in length. In Experiment 1, accurate feedback was provided after half the trials in the feedback condition, and this was contrasted with a no-feedback condition in which feedback was(More)
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This study presents the characterisation of the surface topography, tomography and chemistry of fretting corrosion product found on retrieved polished femoral stems. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FI-IR) were utilised in order to(More)
The Ultima TPS MoM THR was designed and developed as a 2nd generation MoM THR specifically aimed at younger more active patients due to the anticipated low wear rates and increased longevity of MoM THRs. In 2010, published clinical data highlighted the early failure of the Ultima TPS MoM due to fretting-crevice corrosion at the stem-cement interface. Since(More)