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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 23
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v23.a0005655
EISBN: 978-1-62708-198-6
... classification of the different types of bioceramics, and an examination of several methods used to test the biocompatibility of ceramics. An exhaustive review of the range of ceramics in current use in medical applications is not discussed. Humans have sought to replace parts of the human body with foreign...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 23
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v23.a0005657
EISBN: 978-1-62708-198-6
... safety factors ( Ref 22 ). For this article, orthopaedic implants are separated into two general categories: permanent prostheses and internal fixation devices. Permanent prostheses include joint replacement devices such as hips, knees, elbows, ankles, and jaws. These devices typically include several...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 23
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v23.a0005654
EISBN: 978-1-62708-198-6
... by surface damage resulting from surgical implantation or else fretting due to rubbing against a trochanteric wire were implicated in the failure. Fatigue fractures of total knee replacements also were observed, depending on the implant design. Pohler ( Ref 11 ) describes fatigue fracture of Co-Cr...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005330
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... knee replacements, to single-crystal jet engine turbine blades, to crane hooks for lifting off-shore platforms, castings are used in the most difficult and demanding applications. From the producers' point of view, many designers and customers are designing and specifying castings incorrectly due to...