Evaluation of oxidation and fatigue damage of retrieved crossfire polyethylene acetabular cups.

@article{Currier2007EvaluationOO,
  title={Evaluation of oxidation and fatigue damage of retrieved crossfire polyethylene acetabular cups.},
  author={Barbara Currier and John H. Currier and Michael B. Mayor and Kimberly A. Lyford and John P. Collier and Douglas W Van Citters},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 9},
  pages={2023-9}
}
BACKGROUND Crossfire cross-linked polyethylene is produced differently from other cross-linked polyethylene materials; a below-melt-temperature annealing process is used with the goal of avoiding compromised mechanical properties. The present study was performed to evaluate retrieved Crossfire acetabular cups to determine whether they had oxidized and to what extent oxidation might have influenced their clinical performance. METHODS Eleven acetabular cups were received at retrieval and a… CONTINUE READING