Influence of design and bearing material on polyethylene wear particle generation in total knee replacement.

@article{Utzschneider2009InfluenceOD,
  title={Influence of design and bearing material on polyethylene wear particle generation in total knee replacement.},
  author={Sandra Utzschneider and Alexander Paulus and J-C Datz and Christian A. Schr{\"o}der and Birte Sievers and B. Wegener and Volkmar Jansson},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 7},
  pages={2495-502}
}
Periprosthetic osteolysis is one of the main reasons for revision of arthroplasty. The osteolytic reaction is influenced by the dose, size and shape of the wear particles. For arthroplasty, a low number and biologically less active particles are required. This is the first study which analyzes the impact of different knee designs, combined with crosslinked polyethylenes (sequentially irradiated and annealed as well as remelted techniques), on the amount, size and shape of particles. Overall… CONTINUE READING