Standardized analysis of UHMWPE wear particles from failed total joint arthroplasties.

@article{Mabrey2002StandardizedAO,
  title={Standardized analysis of UHMWPE wear particles from failed total joint arthroplasties.},
  author={Jay Donald Mabrey and Armin Afsar-Keshmiri and Gerard A Engh and Christi J. Sychterz and Michael A. Wirth and Charles A. Rockwood and Chandra Mauli Agrawal},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={2002},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={475-83}
}
Periprosthetic tissue obtained at revision surgery from eight total hip replacement cases was hydrolyzed, and polyethylene debris particles were isolated from each case. Individual particles were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and computerized image analysis in accordance with ASTM F1877-98, a standard for quantitative description of wear debris. For comparison, periprosthetic tissues from eight total knee revision and four total shoulder revision cases were processed and… CONTINUE READING

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