Wear Debris

Authored by: John Fisher , Eileen Ingham

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-EBBE2-120005690

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Abstract

In this entry, an holistic approach to wear debris generation in artificial joints is taken in which the tribological processes that generate the wear particles and the wear rates, the characteristics of the wear particles, and the biological reactions and functional biocompatibility of the wear particles are also discussed.

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