Comparison of wear, wear debris and functional biological activity of moderately crosslinked and non-crosslinked polyethylenes in hip prostheses.

@article{Endo2002ComparisonOW,
  title={Comparison of wear, wear debris and functional biological activity of moderately crosslinked and non-crosslinked polyethylenes in hip prostheses.},
  author={Miguel M Endo and Joanne L. Tipper and D. C. Barton and Martin Stone and Eileen Ingham and John Berton Fisher},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={216 2},
  pages={111-22}
}
The wear, wear debris and functional biological activity of non-crosslinked and moderately crosslinked ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) acetabular cups have been com pared when articulating against smooth and intentionally scratched femoral heads. Volumetric wear rates were determined in a hip joint simulator and the debris was isolated from the lubricant and characterized by the percentage number and volumetric concentration as a function of particle size. The volumetric… CONTINUE READING