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Lookup NU author(s): Goksu Kandemir,
Dr Simon Smith,
Professor Tom Joyce
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by SAGE Publications Ltd, 2018.
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© IMechE 2018. Generation of wear debris and wear particle-induced osteolysis are the main limitations of metal-on-polyethylene artificial joints. Cross-linked polyethylene has been recently used, particularly in hip replacements, as an alternative material to conventional ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene due to its superior wear resistance. This study focused on the wear behaviour of cross-linked polyethylene under different contact stresses in order to make interpretations of its long-term in-vivo performance. A 50-station SuperCTPOD (pin-on-disc) machine was used to investigate the influence of contact stress on the wear of cross-linked polyethylene pins which were articulated against cobalt chromium discs. It was found that the wear rate of cross-linked polyethylene was lower at higher contact stresses.
Author(s): Kandemir G, Smith S, Joyce TJ
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Print publication date: 01/10/2018
Online publication date: 23/08/2018
Acceptance date: 27/07/2018
Date deposited: 11/10/2018
ISSN (print): 0954-4119
ISSN (electronic): 2041-3033
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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