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Biomaterial, orthopeadics

Kemeng Gong, Shuxin Qu, Yumei Liu, Jing Wang, Yongchao Zhang, Chongxi Jiang, Ru Shen
Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) loaded with alendronate sodium (ALN) has tremendous potential as an orthopeadic biomaterial for joint replacements. However, poor mechanical and tribological properties of UHMWPE-ALN are still obstacle for further application. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect and mechanism of mechanical activation on mechanical and tribological properties of 1wt% ALN-loaded UHMWPE (UHMWPE-ALN-ma). In this study, tensile test, small punch test and reciprocating sliding wear test were applied to characterize the mechanical and tribological properties of UHMWPE-ALN-ma...
August 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
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