Use of vitamin E to protect cross-linked UHMWPE from oxidation.

Abstract

Wear and oxidative degradation may limit the life span of UHMWPE implants. Cross-linking and stabilisation by vitamin E are proposed to overcome wear and degradation. The present investigation takes a close look to the oxidative behaviour of cross-linked and stabilised UHMWPE. First, the consolidated vitamin E stabilised UHMWPE was qualified in terms of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.01.076

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