The relationship of polyethylene wear to particle size, distribution, and number: A possible factor explaining the risk of osteolysis after hip arthroplasty.

@article{Gallo2010TheRO,
  title={The relationship of polyethylene wear to particle size, distribution, and number: A possible factor explaining the risk of osteolysis after hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Jiř{\'i} Gallo and Miroslav {\vS}louf and Stuart B Goodman},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials},
  year={2010},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={
          171-7
        }
}
The most critical factor in the development of periprosthetic osteolysis (OL) in total hip arthroplasty (THA) is the biological reaction to wear debris. This reaction is dependent, in part, on the size and concentration of particles, which are determined predominantly by the polyethylene (PE) wear rate. This implies that the risk for developing OL and prosthesis failure can be estimated from wear measurements. We developed a computational algorithm for calculating the total number of PE… CONTINUE READING
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