PEEK-OPTIMA as an alternative to cobalt chrome in the femoral component of total knee replacement: A preliminary study

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Cowie, RM; Briscoe, A; Fisher, J; Jennings, LM;
(2016)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine,volume 230,issue 11,pages1,008-1,015 (issn: 0954-4119, eissn: 2041-3033)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1177/0954411916667410, pmc: PMC5256473
  • Subject: PEEK-OPTIMA™ | Joint simulators | knee prostheses | Original Articles | biomaterials | orthopaedic tribology | wear analysis/testing | ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene

PEEK-OPTIMA™ (Invibio Ltd, UK) has been considered as an alternative joint arthroplasty bearing material due to its favourable mechanical properties and the biocompatibility of its wear debris. In this study, the potential to use injection moulded PEEK-OPTIMA™ as an alt... View more