What are the wear mechanisms and what controls them ?

  • Published 2001

Abstract

The primary materials used in bearing surfaces of total joint replacements include ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, cobalt alloys, titanium alloys, stainless steel alloys, alumina, and zirconia. In general, the relationship between the properties of these materials and the in vivo wear performance of joint replacement components has been difficult to establish because so little is known about how these properties (and numerous potentially confounding patient, surgeon, and design-related factors) affect wear mechanisms.1-4

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@inproceedings{2001WhatAT, title={What are the wear mechanisms and what controls them ?}, author={}, year={2001} }