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 19 other new chapters providing coverage of the key engineering aspects (biomechanical and materials science) and clinical/biological performance of UHMWPE.

Details

No. of pages:
568
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080884448
Print ISBN:
9780123747211
Print ISBN:
9780124015067

Reviews

"The UHMWPE Handbook is a comprehensive yet concise presentation of the important role that polyethylene has played and continues to play in the treatment armamentarium of the orthopaedic surgeon." - Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL