A lexicon for wear of metal-on-metal hip prostheses.

@article{McKellop2014ALF,
  title={A lexicon for wear of metal-on-metal hip prostheses.},
  author={Harry A. McKellop and Alister Hart and Sang-Hyun Park and Harry S. Hothi and Patricia A Campbell and J. Andrew Skinner},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={1221-33}
}
Research on metal-on-metal (MoM) hip bearings has generated an extensive vocabulary to describe the wear processes and resultant surface damage. However, a lack of consistency and some redundancy exist in the current terminology. To facilitate the understanding of MoM tribology and to enhance communication of results among researchers and clinicians, we propose four categories of wear terminology: wear modes refer to the in vivo conditions under which the wear occurred; wear mechanisms refer to… CONTINUE READING
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