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Raman crystallinity ankle

S Affatato, P Taddei, A Leardini, S Giannini, M Spinelli, M Viceconti
BACKGROUND: To minimise wear of the meniscal component in total ankle replacement, a three-component artificial joint has recently been developed. This new prosthesis has convex spherical tibial and anticlastic talar metal components with non-anatomic but ligament-compatible shapes in the sagittal plane, and a fully conforming ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene meniscal component inserted in between. The in vitro wear of meniscal components can be assessed using a four-station joint simulator...
October 2009: Clinical Biomechanics
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