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    Friction and Wear Set-Up for Simulation of Knee Joint

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    The tribological problems in a knee joint have been discussed. The items examined include the incongruent joint structure, cartilage tissue and its lubrication, kinematics and loading. The reasons why the reciprocating pin-on-flat set-up included in the ASTM F732-82 (Reapproved 1991) standard is not satisfactory for the ranking of candidate materials for joint replacement prostheses are discussed. A set-up incorporating both the sliding and rolling motions is suggested as a better system.


    Wear, coefficient of friction, knee joint, joint prosthesis

    Author Information:

    Bahadur, S
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

    Committee/Subcommittee: G02.50

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15971S