Estudio por simulador de la articulación de cadera. (inglés)

«Estudio por simulador de la articulación de cadera de la articulación conformada por metal-metal: Part I: Papel de los materiales.»

Duncan Dowson, DSc * [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Cath Hardaker, MSc † [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Magnus Flett, MSc † [MEDLINE LOOKUP] Graham H. Isaac, PhD † * [MEDLINE LOOKUP]

Abstract

The use of metal-on-metal low-wearing bearings has promoted great interest in the factors determining the volume of wear debris generated in such joints, including the developing surface replacement alternatives. Twenty-six pairs of low- and high-carbon components in wrought or cast form of 36 mm nominal diameter and exhibiting similar clearances were studied over 5 million test cycles in a 10-station hip joint simulator. Low-carbon cast materials exhibited higher wear than high-carbon cast or wrought materials. Little difference was found in the running-in wear volumes generated by high-carbon wrought or cast materials, but the wrought material exhibited a slight advantage at the smallest diametral clearance considered of 105 µm. Volumetric wear appeared to decrease as the diametral clearance decreased.

The Journal of Arthroplasty. December 2004, Supplement • Volume 19 • Number 8.<7I<

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