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Tribology is the “science and technology of interactingsurfaces in relative motion” and encompasses the study offriction, wear and lubrication. By extension biotribology isusually defined as the tribological phenomena occurring in eitherthe human body or in animals. Therefore, it is possible to considertribological processes that may occur after implantation of anartificial device in the human body and the tribological processesnaturally occurring in or on the tissues and organ of animals.Animals, including humans, possess a wide variety of sliding andfrictional interfaces.

The authors aim to provide some advances in research inbiotribology. They cover several aspects of biotribology such astribology of synovial joints and artificial replacements; wear ofscrews and plates in bone fractures repair; wear of denture andrestorative materials; friction of the skin and comfort ofclothing; wear of replacement heart valves; tribology of contactlenses and ocular tribology; biotribology on the microscale andnanoscale levels, etc.

This book can be used as a research text for final undergraduateengineering courses (for example, materials, biomedical, etc.) orfor those studying the subject of biotribology at the postgraduatelevel. It can also serve as a useful reference for academics,biomechanical researchers, biologists, chemists, physicists,biomedicals and materials engineers, and other professionals inrelated engineering, medicine and biomedical industries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848212756
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Series: ISTE Series , #544
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Biotribology of Total Hip Replacement: the Metal-on-Metal Articulation J. Philippe Kretzer 1

1.1 Introduction 1

1.2 Historical development of metal-on-metal bearings in total hip replacements 3

1.3 Design and materials 4

1.3.1 Implant geometry 4

1.3.2 Manufacturing methods and metallurgy 5

1.4 Tribology of metal-on-metal bearings in total hip replacement 10

1.4.1 Wear and types of friction 10

1.4.2 EHL theory of lubrication 12

1.4.3 Friction in physiological joints 17

1.4.4 Friction in artificial joints 17

1.5 Wear testing 18

1.5.1 Simulation in hip simulators 18

1.5.2 Wear determination 21

1.5.3 Wear properties 23

1.5.4 Results of wear tests 24

1.5.5 Summary of results from simulator studies 30

1.5.6 Wear mode 31

1.6 Clinical relevance of metal wear particles and metal ions 33

1.7 Conclusion 35

1.8 Acknowledgments 36

1.9 Bibliography 36

Chapter 2 Experimental Wear Studies of Total Joint Replacements Claire Brockett John Fisher 51

2.1 Introduction 51

2.2 Methods for assessing tribology in total joint replacement 52

2.2.1 Lubrication 53

2.2.2 Friction 54

2.2.3 Wear 57

2.3 Effects of material and design on the tribology of total joint replacements 62

2.3.1 Total hip and resurfacing replacements 62

2.3.2 Total knee replacement 73

2.4 Conclusion 78

2.5 Bibliography 79

Chapter 3 Influence of Temperature on Creep and Deformation in UHMWPE under Tribological Loading in Artificial Joints Mathias Christian Galetz Uwe Glatzel 87

3.1 Temperature in artificial joints 87

3.1.1 Artificial knee joints 87

3.1.2 Why does temperature affect the performance of artificial joints? 89

3.1.3 Mathematical approaches to estimate the contact temperature during friction 91

3.1.4 Temperature rise during cyclic tribological sliding 95

3.2 Temperature influence on creep and fatigue mechanisms of UHMWPE under tribological loading 102

3.2.1 Temperature dependence of the yield strength of UHMWPE 102

3.2.2 Temperature dependence of the creep strength of UHMWPE 107

3.2.3 Temperature-dependent deformation under tribological loads 109

3.2.4 Wear and deformation mechanisms of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene 113

3.3 Deformation behavior of polyethylene on the molecular scale 115

3.3.1 Deformation mechanisms in polyethylene 115

3.2 Tribologically-induced molecular changes 119

3.4 Importance for artificial knee joints 127

3.5 Acknowledgments 131

3.6 Bibliography 132

Chapter 4 Large Capacity Wear Testing Vesa Saikko 143

4.1 Introduction 143

4.2 Categories of test devices 144

4.3 CTPOD principle 144

4.4 SuperCTPOD test procedure 147

4.5 SuperCTPOD validation 149

4.6 Further SuperCTPOD studies 150

4.7 Summary 151

4.8 Concluding remarks 153

4.9 Acknowledgments 153

4.10 Bibliography 154

Chapter 5 Biotribology of Titanium Alloys Yong Luo 157

5.1 Introduction 157

5.1.1 History of titanium alloys 157

5.1.2 The properties of titanium alloys 158

5.1.3 The application of titanium alloys 159

5.2 Surface modification of titanium alloys 161

5.2.1 Ion implantation 161

5.2.2 Carburization 166

5.3 Biotribological properties of titanium alloys 175

5.3.1 Fretting wear 175

5.3.2 Sliding wear 184

5.3.3 Artificial joint simulation 190

5.4 Acknowledgments 195

5.5 Bibliography 195

List of Authors 199

Index 201

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