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Effect of restraint on the creep behavior of clinical bone cement

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  • C. Liu
  • S. M. Green
  • N. D. Watkins
  • P. J. Gregg
  • A. W. McCaskie
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>15/06/2002
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Materials Science Letters
Issue number12
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)959-962
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Bone cement creep behavior was studied using commercial available clinical bone cement. Creep deformation was measured using a micrometer with a resolution of 1 μm. It was demonstrated that the restraint has a very strong effect on the creep of bone cement, half-restrained specimens creep more than that of fully restrained specimens. The creep of the investigated bone cement increased with the dynamic loading cycles, and two creep stages, a high initial creep rate followed by a steady creep stage, can be identified. The relationship between the creep deformation and the loading cycles was expressed by a single logarithmic model.