Wear of conventional and cross-linked ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene acetabular cups against polished and roughened CoCr femoral heads in a biaxial hip simulator.

@article{Saikko2002WearOC,
  title={Wear of conventional and cross-linked ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene acetabular cups against polished and roughened CoCr femoral heads in a biaxial hip simulator.},
  author={Vesa Saikko and Olof Calonius and Jaakko Ker{\"a}nen},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={2002},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={848-53}
}
The wear of acetabular cups made from conventional gamma-sterilized, and electron-beam cross-linked ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene was studied with a biaxial hip wear simulator. The femoral heads were either polished or roughened so that they represented the type of roughening and the value of surface roughness (R(a) = 0.14-0.18 micro m) observed in the roughest explanted femoral heads. The lubricant was diluted calf serum, and the test length 3 million cycles. The mean wear rate and… CONTINUE READING
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