STP Published: 1998

Characterization and Properties of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Editor(s): Ray A. Gsell, Harvey L. Stein, John J. Ploskonka

Features the most up-to-date research on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) as used in medical and surgical devices.

This new publication provides you with a thorough and overall understanding of UHMWPE. 11 comprehensive papers are divided into 3 sections on properties and characteristics; morphology; and sterilization and wear.

Topics explored include: In-vivo wear rates, wear patterns, and new wear debris morphology • Relationships between the material’s consolidation quality and its clinical performance • Consequences of various packaging and sterilization techniques on its properties and performance • Effects of various post-consolidation techniques on its properties and performance.

A valuable resource for orthopedic surgeons, product development engineers, senior chemists.

Table of Contents

RA Gsell

K Ramani, NC Parasnis

RS Fesmire, SP Asiala, MA Evans

K-Y Lee, D Pienkowski

DC Sun, A Halleck, G Schmidig, A Wang, C Stark, JH Dumbleton

A Bellare, M Spector, RE Cohen

A Wang, B Edwards, S-S Yau, VK Polineni, A Essner, R Klein, DC Sun, C Stark, JH Dumbleton

OK Muratoğlu, H Imlach, M Jasty, WH Harris

VK Polineni, A Wang, A Essner, DC Sun, C Stark, JH Dumbleton

HH Trieu, DE Thomas, MS Jahan, WO Haggard, RL Conta, JE Parr

R Poggie, M Takeuchi, R Averill, S Nasser

J Huber, W Plitz

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Developed by Committee: F04
Pages: 144
DOI: 10.1520/STP1307-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5379-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2482-0