PART 1: PEEK Foundations, properties and behavior
1. An Overview of PEEK Biomaterials
2. Processing of PEEK for Surgical Implants
3. Compounds and Composite Materials
4. Morphology and Crystalline Architecture of Polyaryletherketones
5. Fracture, Fatigue, and Notch Behavior of PEEK
6. Chemical and Radiation Stability of PEEK: Implications for Device Sterilization
7. Additive Manufacturing of Polyaryletherketones
PART 2: Bioactive PEEK Materials
8. Biocompatibility of PEEK
9. Bacterial Interactions with Polyaryletherketone
10. Development of Anti-Infection PEEK Formulations
11. Thermal Plasma Spray Deposition of Titanium and Hydroxyapatite on PEEK Implants
12. Surface Modification Techniques of PEEK, Including Plasma Surface Treatment
13. HA/PEEK Biocomposites
14. Development of PEEK OPTIMA HA Enhanced
15. Porosity in PEEK
16. Development of MPC Grafted PEEK
PART 3: PEEK Applications in Medical Devices
17. Development and Clinical Performance of PEEK Intervertebral Cages
18. PEEK Rods for Spinal Fusion
19. Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Bone Screws
20. Applications of PEEK in Arthroscopy
21. Applications of PEEK in Trauma
22. Applications of PEEK in Cranial Defect Repair
23. Applications of PEEK in the Dental Field
24. Isoelastic PEEK Implants for Total Joint Replacement
25. Size, Morphology, and Biologic Response of PEEK Wear Debris
26. Biotribology of PEEK
27. PEEK in Total Hip Replacements
28. PEEK in Total Knee Replacements
29. PEEK in Total Disc Replacements
30. FDA Regulation of PEEK Implants
PEEK biomaterials are currently used in thousands of spinal fusion patients around the world every year. Durability, biocompatibility and excellent resistance to aggressive sterilization procedures make PEEK a polymer of choice, replacing metal in orthopedic implants, from spinal implants and hip replacements to finger joints and dental implants.
The new edition of this authoritative work sees the book expand from 17 chapters to 30 chapters to match the expansion in applications in PEEK – from spinal cages to spinal rods and disc replacements; hip and knee joint replacement; dental; trauma; and sports medicine. New PEEK formulations have been developed incorporating hydroxyapatite, additives to combat infection, and surface grafted polymers to improve lubrication. The book also covers additive manufacturing, which has made significant inroads with PEEK in the past 5 years as well by introducing the prospect of patient-specific implants.
Like the 1st edition, the updated Handbook brings together experts in many different facets related to PEEK clinical performance as well as in the areas of materials science, tribology, and biology to provide a complete reference for specialists in the field of plastics, biomaterials, medical device design and surgical applications.
Useful for materials scientists and biomedical engineers, both in industry and academia, the book is a one-stop-shop for information on PEEK as a biomaterial – including in depth coverage of materials properties – while also providing cutting edge information on applications and combinations of the material.
- The only complete reference work covering PEEK, the leading polymer for spinal implants and a range of other biomedical applications
- 13 new chapters added to cover a range of new formulations and applications, including in depth coverage of additive manufacturing of PEEK
- A vital source of supporting information for materials selection decisions and regulatory submissions, and also for any student, researcher or engineer working in orthopedic applications of materials
Plastics Engineers, Materials Engineers, Biomedical Engineers; Professionals in Spine and Orthopedic Industry and Academia, and orthopedic surgeons involved in material research and development; Teachers and Students of Biomaterials, Medical Device sector OEMs
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- © William Andrew 2019
- 1st January 2019
- William Andrew
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Dr. Kurtz has been researching ultra-high molecular weight polyehtylene(UHMWPE) for use in orthopedics for over 10 years. He has published dozens of papers and several book chapters related to UHMWPE used in joint replacement. He has pioneered the development of new test methods for the material in orthopedics. Dr. Kurtz has authored national and international standards for medical upgrade UHMWPE.
As a principle engineer at Exponent, an international engineering and scientific consulting company, his research on UHMWPE is supported by several major orthopedic manufacturers. He has funding from the National Institutes for Health to stdy UHMWPE changes after implanatation in the body, as well as to develop new computer-based tools to predict the performance of new UHMWPE materials.
Dr. Kurtz is the Director of an orthopedic implant retrieval program in Philadelphia which is affiliated with Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University. He teaches classes on the performance of orthopedic polymers (including UHMWPE) at Drexel, Temple, and Princeton Universities.
Director, Implant Research Center and Associate Professor, Drexel University; Research Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA