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What is the Role of Wear Testing and Joint Simulator Studies in Discriminating Among Materials and Designs?

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Author(s)

Stephen M. Hsu

Abstract

Controlled wear testing should be used to develop understanding of wear mechanisms and the influence of various parameters on materials behavior. Simulator testing should be used to test different designs after the material behavior has been assessed. Used properly, wear testing also can serve as a screening tool to eliminate grossly unsuitble materials.
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What is the Role of Wear Testing and Joint Simulator Studies in Discriminating Among Materials and Designs?
Publisher Info
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Chapter 19 inWhat is the Role of Wear Testing and Joint Simulator Studies. Editors: Timothy M. Wright, PhD and Stuart B. Goodman, MD, PhD,

Keywords

bench tests, biomaterials, joint replacement, life prediction, simulator, wear

Citation

Hsu, S. (2001), What is the Role of Wear Testing and Joint Simulator Studies in Discriminating Among Materials and Designs?, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Chapter 19 inWhat is the Role of Wear Testing and Joint Simulator Studies. Editors: Timothy M. Wright, PhD and Stuart B. Goodman, MD, PhD, (Accessed May 30, 2024)

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Created January 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017