Tribological Assessment of UHMWPE in the Knee

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Abstract

Total knee replacement (TKR) is in the era of "mass users" and virtually all-current TKR designs use UHMWPE as a bearing component. With rising demand for TKR from a significant part of the ageing population, more manufacturers and more types of prostheses have emerged, and the number of surgeons who carry out TKR and revision operations is increasing too. Testing of such variety of implants poses a challenge as it needs to be standardized to help the industrial design process and to help the regulatory bodies (e.g., FDA in the USA and CE in Europe) in the screening of implants prior to clinical use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationUltra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene in Total Joint Replacement and Medical Devices: Third Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages599-634
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9780323354011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Actuators
  • Kinematics
  • Simulators
  • Soft tissue simulation
  • Total knee replacement
  • UHMWPE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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