Description

This book describes the science, development, properties and application of of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in artificial joints. This material is currently used in 1.4 million patients around the world every year for use in the hip, knee, upper extremities, and spine. Since the publication of the 1st edition there have been major advances in the development and clinical adoption of highly crosslinked UHMWPE for hip and knee replacement. There has also been a major international effort to introduce Vitamin E stabilized UHMWPE for patients. The accumulated knowledge on these two classes of materials are a key feature of the 2nd edition, along with an additional 19 additional chapters providing coverage of the key engineering aspects (biomechanical and materials science) and clinical/biological performance of UHMWPE, providing a more complete reference for industrial and academic materials specialists, and for surgeons and clinicians who require an understanding of the biomaterials properties of UHMWPE to work successfully on patient applications.


Key Features:-

  • The UHMWPE Handbook is the comprehensive reference for professionals, researchers, and clinicians wo
  • New to this edition: 19 new chapters keep readers up to date with this fast moving topic, including
  • State-of-the-art coverage of UHMWPE technology, orthopedic applications, biomaterial characterisatio

More Details about UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook 2e (HB)

General Information  
Author(s)Kurtz
PublisherElsevier Science
Edition2
ISBN9780123747211
Pages543
BindingHard Back
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2009