Modeling of damage to articulating surfaces by third body particles in total joint replacements.

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Numerous small scratches and some larger scratches have been observed on metallic femoral heads of explanted hip prostheses, with the larger scratches believed to be a major contributor to increased wear of the polyethylene acetabular cups. Previous work in our group has shown that smaller scratches, with a mean lip height up to 0.35 microm, can be caused… (More)

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@article{McNie2000ModelingOD, title={Modeling of damage to articulating surfaces by third body particles in total joint replacements.}, author={C M McNie and D. C. Barton and J. Fisher and Martin H. Stone}, journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine}, year={2000}, volume={11 9}, pages={569-78} }