Improved longevity of the artificial joints by grafting of biocompatible phospholipid polymer on the polyethylene liner

T. Moro, Y. Takatori, K. Ishihara, T. Konno, Y. Takigawa, K. Nakamura, H. Kawaguchi

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Abstract

A polyethylene (PE) liner grafted with biocompatible 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) polymer was prepared. Its potential for the longevity of artificial joints was investigated. The amount of wear particles was measured, and a 3-D (three dimensional) morphometric analysis and SEM examined microdamage of the liner surface. The results showed that a biocompatible MPC polymer grafting with the surface of PE liner markedly decreases the production of wear particles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2004 May 172004 May 21

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

Other

OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period04/5/1704/5/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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