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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/2002
<mark>Journal</mark>Wear
Issue number7-8
Volume253
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)839-847
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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.