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Wear of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) in total knee prostheses: a review of key influences

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dc.contributor.author McGloughlin, Timothy M.
dc.contributor.author Kavanagh, A.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-19T14:57:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-19T14:57:52Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1114
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The formation and development of wear is now widely accepted as one of the major concerns in the long-term survivorship of contemporary knee prostheses in vivo. This review examines the role of surface topography, third-body debris, load, contact mechanics and material quality in the wear process. Some of the kinematic and physiological issues that need to be modelled in the development of wear testing regimes for evaluation of material combinations and geometrical combinations in total knee implant designs are considered. Wear testing procedures and some of the results from wear tests are discussed and the need to consider the impact of rolling and sliding in the study of wear in total knee components is highlighted. The dominant wear mechanisms that occur in vivo are identified and the role of these mechanisms is currently being examined experimentally at the University of Limerick wear testing machine. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Mechanical Engineers en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine;214/ pp. 349-359
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/0954411001535390
dc.subject polymer wear debris en_US
dc.subject total joint replacement en_US
dc.subject total knee replacement en_US
dc.subject third body debris en_US
dc.title Wear of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) in total knee prostheses: a review of key influences en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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