Article - 17 Dec 2007
In this study, the anodic oxidation in acid solution for the surface modification of titanium metals was carried out to develop high performance artificial joints. These treatments are applicable to...
Article - 12 Apr 2011
The term ‘orthopaedic implants’ covers a variety of artificial instruments that are utilized for replacing joints such as hip, knee, and so on in the body. The manufacturing tolerances on these items...
Article - 27 Nov 2004
The wear resistance of titanium surfaces can be increased by subjecting it to ion implantation which forms titanium nitrides in the surface. The process, resultant surface characteristics, advantages...
Article - 10 Sep 2001
UHMWPE has exceptional toughness and wear resistance, combined with an excellent chemical resistance. Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical...
Article - 8 Jan 2007
Biocompatible ceramics are suited to many biomedical applications. Wear resistance makes them suited to artificial joints and electrical properties make them suitable for implantable electronics....
Article - 11 Jan 2003
Titanium alloys are suited to use in both surgical tools and implants. Material properties that contribute to the suitability, alloys that are used and appplications such as bone and joint...
Article - 19 Sep 2005
Research continues worldwide on methods to improve the efficiency and integrity of hip replacement procedures. The present investigation focused on the insertion procedure of the implant into the...
Article - 26 Jun 2008
Ceramic material, with its biocompatibility and resistance to wear, is ideally suited for a wide variety of medical implant applications, from artificial joints and joint replacements to implantable...
Article - 23 Oct 2002
The development of a hydroxyapatite-polyethylene composite has heralded a new generation of biomaterials. Tailoring the composition has given the composite mechanical properties similar to human bone...
Article - 13 Sep 2004
The different types of biomaterials are classified according to the way in which they behave when implanted. The evolution of biomaterials and the market are also briefly described.