Crosslinked and Thermally Treated Ultra-High Molecular by Steven M. Kurtz, Ray A. Gsell, and John Martell, editors

By Steven M. Kurtz, Ray A. Gsell, and John Martell, editors

Seventeen peer-reviewed papers function the most recent learn on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) as used for joint replacements. themes conceal: Quantifying scientific reaction; momentary Retrievals; security of Crosslinked PE in Knees; Mechanical houses; and In-Vitro trying out.

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Rimnac 3 Assessment of Surface Roughness and Waviness Using White Light Interferometry for Short-Term Implanted, Highly Crosslinked Acetabular Components REFERENCE: Kurtz, S. , Edidin, A. , and Rimnac, C. , "Assessment of Surface Roughness and Waviness using White Light Interferometry for Short-Term Implanted, Highly Crosslinked Aeetabular Components," Crosslinked and Thermally Treated Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene for Joint Replacements, ASTM STP 1445, S. M. Kurtz, R. Gsell, and J. , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003.

Conventional UHMWPE used in contemporary clinical practice in the United States is also crosslinked (to a lesser extent), as a by-product of when it is gamma radiation sterilized in an inert environment with a dose of 25 to 40 kGy [1, 2]. Unirradiated UHMWPE sterilized by ethylene oxide or gas plasma is clinically used in the United States, but is not crosslinked [1]. As this paper deals only with radiation crosslinked UHMWPE materials, "conventional" UHMWPE in the context of our current work will refer to radiation sterilized material.

Conventional UHMWPE used in contemporary clinical practice in the United States is also crosslinked (to a lesser extent), as a by-product of when it is gamma radiation sterilized in an inert environment with a dose of 25 to 40 kGy [1, 2]. Unirradiated UHMWPE sterilized by ethylene oxide or gas plasma is clinically used in the United States, but is not crosslinked [1]. As this paper deals only with radiation crosslinked UHMWPE materials, "conventional" UHMWPE in the context of our current work will refer to radiation sterilized material.

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