Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE)

Authored by: Kwideok Park , Gladius Lewis , Joon B. Park

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120005562

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Abstract

This entry addresses how ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) is synthesized and then processed into test specimens for laboratory studies, discusses the structure and properties of UHMWPE, methods of sterilization, and some recent developments in the field.

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