Effect of metal surface topography on mechanical bonding at simulated total hip stem-cement interfaces.

@article{Chen1999EffectOM,
  title={Effect of metal surface topography on mechanical bonding at simulated total hip stem-cement interfaces.},
  author={Chao Qin Chen and W. R. Scott and Timothy Barker},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1999},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={440-6}
}
Bonding and loosening mechanisms between bone cement and joint prostheses have not been well identified. In this study, the effects of simulated hip stem surface topography on the interfacial shear strength were examined. Six different surface topographies were used. They were described by several surface characterization parameters that may directly relate to the interfacial bonding strength: average surface roughness R(a), root mean square slope R(Deltaq), correlation length beta, and fluid… CONTINUE READING