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    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

    Microscopy of Highly Cross-Linked UHMWPE Wear Surfaces

    Retrieval Analysis of Cross-linked Acetabular Bearings

    Assessment of Surface Roughness and Waviness Using White Light Interferometry for Short-Term Implanted, Highly Crosslinked Acetabular Components

    Improved Resistance to Wear, Delamination and Posterior Loading Fatigue Damage of Electron Beam Irradiated, Melt-Annealed, Highly Crosslinked UHMWPE Knee Inserts

    The Effect of Crosslinking UHMWPE on In Vitro Wear Rates of Fixed and Mobile Bearing Knees

    The Wear of Highly Crosslinked UHMWPE in the Presence of Abrasive Particles: Hip and Knee Simulator Studies

    The Sensitivity of Crosslinked UHMWPE to Abrasive Wear: Hips versus Knees

    Multiaxial Fatigue Behavior of Oxidized and Unoxidized UHMWPE During Cyclic Small Punch Testing at Body Temperature

    The Effect of Reduced Fracture Toughness on Pitting and Delamination Type Wear of Elevated Cross-Linked Polyethylene

    Wear and Structural Fatigue Simulation of Crosslinked Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene For Hip and Knee Bearing Applications

    The Effect of Aging on Mechanical Properties of Melt-Annealed Highly Crosslinked UHMWPE

    The Flow Ratio Effect on Oriented, Crosslinked Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)

    The Effect of Specimen Thickness on the Mechanical Behavior of UHMWPE Characterized by the Small Punch Test

    The Effects of Raw Material, Irradiation Dose, and Irradiation Source on Crosslinking of UHMWPE

    Characterization of the Wear Performance of Crosslinked UHMWPE and Relationship to Molding Procedures

    Influence of Electron Beam Irradiation Dose on the Properties of Crosslinked UHMWPE

    Development of a Model for Testing Third Body Wear of UHMWPE Acetabular Components

    Elevated Crosslinking Alone Does Not Explain Polyethylene Wear Resistance

    Committee: F04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1445-EB

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

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