A re-appraisal of wear features of acetabular sockets using atomic force microscopy.

Alistair P. D. Elfick, Simon L. Smith, Sarah M. Green, Anthony Unsworth

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Abstract

The morphological and material features of 10 worn ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) acetabular sockets were assessed using atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging of topography, stiffness and adhesion. Six of the sockets were simulator worn, four with a physiological gait cycle and two under linear motion. The remaining four sockets were explanted cemented joints.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-847
Number of pages9
JournalWear
Volume253
Issue number7-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2002

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