STP796: Analysis of a Titanium Alloy Total Hip Device

    Lemons, JE
    Professor and chairman, Department of Biomaterials, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, professor and chairman, Department of Materials Engineering, and research assistant, Department of Biomaterials, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

    Lucas, LC
    Professor and chairman, Department of Biomaterials, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, professor and chairman, Department of Materials Engineering, and research assistant, Department of Biomaterials, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

    Buchanan, RA
    Professor and chairman, Department of Biomaterials, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, professor and chairman, Department of Materials Engineering, and research assistant, Department of Biomaterials, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

    Compton, RC
    Professor and chairman, Department of Biomaterials, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, professor and chairman, Department of Materials Engineering, and research assistant, Department of Biomaterials, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

    Pages: 7    Published: Jan 1983


    Abstract

    Retrospective microstructural analyses of four retrieved titanium and cobalt alloy total hip prostheses were conducted. The titanium alloy stem sections showed variable microstructures which could directly influence the alloy properties and thereby limit clinical longevities.

    Keywords:

    microstructural studies, titanium-cobalt alloy total hip prostheses, microstructure, property relationships, titanium, implant materials


    Paper ID: STP28945S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F04.93

    DOI: 10.1520/STP28945S


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