Nanomechanical and surface properties of rMSCs post-exposure to CAP treated UHMWPE wear particles

@inproceedings{Preedy2016NanomechanicalAS,
  title={Nanomechanical and surface properties of rMSCs post-exposure to CAP treated UHMWPE wear particles},
  author={Emily Callard Preedy and Stefano Perni and Polina Prokopovich},
  booktitle={Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine},
  year={2016}
}
UNLABELLED Wear debris generated by ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in joint replacement devices has been of concern due to reductions of the implant longevity. Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) has been used to improve the wear performance of UHMWPE. Our aim was to investigate the elastic and adhesive properties of rat mesenchymal stem cells (rMSCs), through AFM, after exposure to UHMWPE wear debris pre- and post-CAP treatment. The results indicated that the main changes in… CONTINUE READING