The bulk of the papers in STP 1178 are concerned with orthopaedic applications. Despite the optimism about the potential of orthopaedic applications of composites, the emphasis of many of these papers is caution. Orthopaedic prosthetic devices are nonredundant systems that are not easily replaced. Failure of a single component in a system or a material could lead to loss of function of the device and require a revision operation. Consequently, many of the methods presented relate to the long-term viability of the composite materials and devices.
Gilbertson L., Jamison R.
Comparative Study of Carbon Polymer Composite and Titanium Femoral Stems in Dogs Using Computed Tomography
Cheal E., Grierson A., Reilly D., Sledge C., Spector M.
Environmental Effect on a Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) for Use in a Composite Intervertebral Disc Spacer
Hawkins M., Langrana N., Lee C., Parsons J., Zimmerman M.
Fatigue Testing of Femoral Hip Prostheses with a Two-Beam Simulated Femoral Bone Support Fixture
Gilbertson L., Humphrey S.
A Life Prediction Model for Fatigue Loaded Composite Femoral Prosthesis
Liao K., Reifsnider K.
Creep Testing of a Composite Material Human Hip Prosthesis
Jamison R., Maharaj G.
Stability of Polysulfone Composite Materials in a Lipid Environment
Moran J., Salzstein R.
Characterization and Optimization of Small Particle Dental Composites
Vaidyanathan J., Vaidyanathan T., Waknine S.
A Mechanical and Histological Analysis of the Bonding of Bone to Hydroxylapatite/Polymer Composite Coatings
Boone P., Parsons J., Scalzo H., Zimmerman M.
Paper ID: STP1178-EB