Paper Title:
Biotribology Behavior of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene against Carbon/Carbon Composites Used for Hip Joint Replacement
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In order to investigate the biotribology behavior of a novel artificial joint pair composed of a carbon/carbon composite femoral head and an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) acetabular cup, a hip joint simulator was employed to predict the clinical wear behavior with a constant load and a lubricant of newborn calf serum. The worn surface and the wear particles generated were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and laser particle size analyzer. The results showed that the worn surface of UHMWPE had a ripple-like morphology with plentiful furrows. The wear particles generated had various morphologies with a size concentrated at about 15 μm.

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Kunyuan Gao, Shaoxiong Zhou, Xinqing Zhao
Pages
327-330
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.685.327
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L. L. Zhang, H. J. Li, K. Z. Li, L. J. Guo, W. F. Cao, X. T. Shen, "Biotribology Behavior of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene against Carbon/Carbon Composites Used for Hip Joint Replacement", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 685, pp. 327-330, 2011
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June 2011
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