Biological response to wear debris generated in carbon based composites as potential bearing surfaces for artificial hip joints.

@article{Howling2003BiologicalRT,
  title={Biological response to wear debris generated in carbon based composites as potential bearing surfaces for artificial hip joints.},
  author={Graeme I Howling and Hideyuki Sakoda and A Antonarulrajah and H Marrs and Todd D. Stewart and Steve Appleyard and Brian Rand and John Berton Fisher and Eileen Ingham},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials},
  year={2003},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={758-64}
}
UHMWPE wear particles have been implicated in osteolysis, implant loosening, and long-term failure of total hip arthroplasties in vivo. This study examined four carbon-based composite materials as alternatives for UHMWPE in joint bearings. These materials were HMU-CVD, SMS-CVD, P25-CVD, and CFR-PEEK. New bearing materials should satisfy certain criteria… CONTINUE READING