STP1445

    Crosslinked and Thermally Treated Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene for Joint Replacements

    Kurtz SM, Gsell RA, Martell J
    Published: 2004


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    Seventeen peer-reviewed papers feature the latest research on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) as used for joint replacements. Topics cover:
    • Quantifying Clinical Response
    • Short-Term Retrievals
    • Crosslinked PE for Use in Knees
    • Mechanical Properties
    • In-Vitro Testing


    Table of Contents

    Generalized Size and Shape Description of UHMWPE Wear Debris — A Comparison of Cross-Linked, Enhanced Fused, and Standard Polyethylene Particles
    Schneider E., Sprecher C., Wimmer M.

    Microscopy of Highly Cross-Linked UHMWPE Wear Surfaces
    Abt N., Konrad R., Rieker C., Schön R., Schneider W.

    Retrieval Analysis of Cross-linked Acetabular Bearings
    Collier J., Currier B., Mayor M., Wittmann M.

    Assessment of Surface Roughness and Waviness Using White Light Interferometry for Short-Term Implanted, Highly Crosslinked Acetabular Components
    Edidin A., Herr M., Kurtz S., Rimnac C., Turner J.

    Improved Resistance to Wear, Delamination and Posterior Loading Fatigue Damage of Electron Beam Irradiated, Melt-Annealed, Highly Crosslinked UHMWPE Knee Inserts
    Blanchard C., Crowninshield R., Gilbertson L., Johnson T., Laurent M., Lu X., Swarts D., Yao J.

    The Effect of Crosslinking UHMWPE on In Vitro Wear Rates of Fixed and Mobile Bearing Knees
    Auger D., McNulty D., Smith T., Swope S.

    The Wear of Highly Crosslinked UHMWPE in the Presence of Abrasive Particles: Hip and Knee Simulator Studies
    Blanchard C., Crowninshield R., Gilbertson L., Johnson T., Laurent M., Swarts D., Yao J.

    The Sensitivity of Crosslinked UHMWPE to Abrasive Wear: Hips versus Knees
    Good V., Jani S., Scott M., Widding K.

    Multiaxial Fatigue Behavior of Oxidized and Unoxidized UHMWPE During Cyclic Small Punch Testing at Body Temperature
    Edidin A., Herr M., Kurtz S., Villarraga M.

    The Effect of Reduced Fracture Toughness on Pitting and Delamination Type Wear of Elevated Cross-Linked Polyethylene
    Furman B., Maher S., Wright T.

    Wear and Structural Fatigue Simulation of Crosslinked Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene For Hip and Knee Bearing Applications
    Manley M., Serekian P., Wang A.

    The Effect of Aging on Mechanical Properties of Melt-Annealed Highly Crosslinked UHMWPE
    Bhambri S., Blanchard C., Crowninshield R., Gsell R., Kirkpatrick L., Swarts D.

    The Flow Ratio Effect on Oriented, Crosslinked Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)
    Greer K., King R., Young S.

    The Effect of Specimen Thickness on the Mechanical Behavior of UHMWPE Characterized by the Small Punch Test
    Edidin A., Herr M., Kurtz S.

    The Effects of Raw Material, Irradiation Dose, and Irradiation Source on Crosslinking of UHMWPE
    Chan F., Greer K., King R.

    Characterization of the Wear Performance of Crosslinked UHMWPE and Relationship to Molding Procedures
    Poggie R., St.John K.

    Influence of Electron Beam Irradiation Dose on the Properties of Crosslinked UHMWPE
    Abt N., Rieker C., Schön R., Schneider W.

    Development of a Model for Testing Third Body Wear of UHMWPE Acetabular Components
    Bragdon C., Harris W., Muratoglu O., O'Connor D.

    Elevated Crosslinking Alone Does Not Explain Polyethylene Wear Resistance
    Furman B., Maher S., Morgan T., Wright T.

    Author Index

    Subject Index


    Committee: F04

    Paper ID: STP1445-EB

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1445-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5492-6

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3474-4

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