The main purpose of this revision is to incorporate an additional protocol for the digestion and recovery of wear particles from joint fluids, tissues and wear simulator lubricants. The new protocol is applicable to debris from polyethylene, metal and ceramic implants, and provides a high percentage of particle recovery, low contaminants and excellent dispersion (lack of clumping), which greatly facilitates morphological characterization using automated digital image analysis.
ceramics; chemical analysis; composites; histology; implant retrieval; metals; particles; polymers; Associated tissues (surgical implants); Biocompatibility; Ceramic surgical materials/applications; Composites--surgical implants; Implantable surgical materials/applications; Metallic surgical implant materials; Nondestructive evaluation (NDE)--surgical implants; Polymers (surgical applications); Revision implant surgery; Testing methods--surgical implants; Tissue reactions ;
Citing ASTM Standards
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