Friction and wear properties of polymer, metal, and ceramic prosthetic joint materials evaluated on a multichannel screening device.

@article{McKellop1981FrictionAW,
  title={Friction and wear properties of polymer, metal, and ceramic prosthetic joint materials evaluated on a multichannel screening device.},
  author={Harry A. McKellop and I. M. C. Clarke and Keith L. Markolf and Harlan Cabot Amstutz},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1981},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={619-53}
}
A 12-channel wear screening device was used to compare the wear properties of a variety of prosthetic joint materials. Two types of tests were run: (1) Ultrahigh molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene bearing against metal or ceramic counterfaces and (2) various polymers bearing against 316 stainless steel as a standard counterface. Wear was quantified by weighing the polymer specimens, with presoaking and control-soak specimens used to minimize the error due to fluid absorption. The specimens… CONTINUE READING

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