Polymers as bearing materials for total hip replacement: a friction and wear analysis.

@article{Amstutz1969PolymersAB,
  title={Polymers as bearing materials for total hip replacement: a friction and wear analysis.},
  author={Harlan Cabot Amstutz},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1969},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          547-68
        }
}
Certain thermoplastic polymers possess numerous desirable physical and mechanical properties important for total joint replacement. Their modulus of clasticity and density are close to the cartilage bone composite. Their elasticity would provide valuable damping for the transmission of shock forces. As a class of materials, polymers do not have the compression and tensile strength of metals, but the high strength-to-weight ratio of some polymers makes them especially attractive as a material… CONTINUE READING
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