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The UHMWPE Handbook

Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene in Total Joint Replacement

1st Edition - March 15, 2004

Author: Steven M. Kurtz

Editor: Steven M. Kurtz

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
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Recently, the orthopedic industry developed new processing techniques (radiation crosslinking), which are expected to dramatically reduce wear and improve the longevity of hip… Read more

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Recently, the orthopedic industry developed new processing techniques (radiation crosslinking), which are expected to dramatically reduce wear and improve the longevity of hip implants beyond 10 years.This book describes the history and properties of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in artificial joints by describing its properties and reviewing the latest clinical results.