Hard Chrome-Coated and Fullerene-Doped Metal Surfaces in Orthopedic Bearings

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Robert Sonntag; Katja Feige; Claudia Beatriz dos Santos; Jan Philippe Kretzer;
(2017)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Materials,volume 10,issue 12 (issn: 1996-1944, eissn: 1996-1944)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/ma10121449, pmc: PMC5744384
  • Subject: electroplating | co-deposition | wear | Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Beschichten mit Metall | Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering | C60 | QH201-278.5 | QC120-168.85 | chromium | Beschichtungstechnik | coating | Beschichtungstechnologie | Technology | Medizintechnik | Hüfte | Article | TA1-2040 | Prothese | total hip arthroplasty | T | TK1-9971 | Microscopy | Descriptive and experimental mechanics | fullerene

Metal-on-metal bearings for total hip replacements have been introduced as an alternative to polyethylene in young and more active patients. These have, however, been shown to be prone to implant malpositioning and have been limited by some specific design features. In ... View more
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