Special Issue "Advances in the Tribology of Artificial Hip and Knee Joints"


A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Rajshree Mootanah
1 Department of Engineering and Built Environment, Faculty of Science & Technology Anglia Ruskin University Bishop Hall Lane Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ, UK
2 Visiting Scientist, Leon Root Motion Analysis Laboratory Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA
3 Visiting Professor, University of Mascara, Algeria
Website: http://www.anglia.ac.uk\medeng
Fax: (44) 1245 684536

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Artificial hip and knee joints have been successful in restoring joint function and mobility. However, wear of articular bearing surfaces and osteolysis continue to be major factors that limit implant longevity. Wear debris, generated in artificial hip and knees, are largely confined to the bone and joint interface. Phagocytosis of wear debris is size-dependent. Wear particle size, shape, and volume are influenced by joint type, bearing geometry, material combination, and lubricant-type. The released, unwanted metallic debris interact with periprosthetic surrounding tissues and may cause pain, hypersensitivity, inflammation, pseudotumour formation, implant loosening, and the need for revision surgery. Further research is warranted to improve the articular bearing surfaces of artificial hip and knee joints.

Dr. Rajshree Mootanah
Guest Editor


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J. Funct. Biomater. 2015, 6(3), 486-499; doi:10.3390/jfb6030486
Received: 13 May 2015 / Revised: 12 June 2015 / Accepted: 18 June 2015 / Published: 26 June 2015
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J. Funct. Biomater. 2015, 6(2), 318-327; doi:10.3390/jfb6020318
Received: 21 April 2015 / Accepted: 18 May 2015 / Published: 25 May 2015
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