Interlaboratory studies to determine optimal analytical methods for measuring the oxidation index of UHMWPE.

@article{Kurt2001InterlaboratoryST,
  title={Interlaboratory studies to determine optimal analytical methods for measuring the oxidation index of UHMWPE.},
  author={S M Kurt and Orhun Kamil Muratoglu and Fraser J Buchanan and Brad Currier and R A Gsell and F W Shen and Stephen S. Yau},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 21},
  pages={2875-81}
}
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy has emerged as the technique of choice for the quantification of oxidation in ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene used in orthopedic implants. We initiated interlaboratory studies to determine the method of normalization, hence quantification, that provided the highest level of reproducibility across multiple institutions. The goal of this research was to identify optimal normalization methods that minimize the experimental uncertainties associated… CONTINUE READING