Features the most up-to-date research on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) as used in medical and surgical devices.
This new publication provides you with a thorough and overall understanding of UHMWPE. 11 comprehensive papers are divided into 3 sections on properties and characteristics; morphology; and sterilization and wear.
Topics explored include: In-vivo wear rates, wear patterns, and new wear debris morphology Relationships between the material’s consolidation quality and its clinical performance Consequences of various packaging and sterilization techniques on its properties and performance Effects of various post-consolidation techniques on its properties and performance.
A valuable resource for orthopedic surgeons, product development engineers, senior chemists.