Joint Replacement Technology, Third Edition provides a thoroughly updated review of recent developments in joint replacement technology. Collaboration between clinicians and researchers is critical to continued success and to meet the rising expectations of patients and surgeons. Chapters cover a variety of topics surrounding materials analysis and selection, methodologies, techniques used for joint replacement, and the clinical challenges of replacing specific joints. Key topics include tribological considerations and experiments, challenges in joint bearing surfaces, cementless fixation techniques, healing responses to implants, regulatory affairs and computer-assisted technology. Provided case studies help readers thoroughly understand the topics presented.
This book is useful for materials scientists and engineers in both academia and biomedical industry. Chemists, clinicians and other researchers in this area will also find this text invaluable.