Special Issue "Tribological Performance of Artificial Joints"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: biomaterials; biomechanics and biotribology
Interests: tribology of joint replacement; biomechanics
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Joint replacement is a very successful medical treatment. However, the survivorship of these implants is limited and the loss of materials in the form of particles or ions, due to the relative motion between the orthopaedic implants’ articulating surfaces and the consequent tissue and immune response to these wear products, remain one of the key factors of their failure.
Tribology has been defined as the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and all related wear products (e.g., particles, ions, etc.).
Over the last few decades, in an attempt to understand and improve joint replacement technology, the tribological performance of several material combinations have been studied experimentally and assessed clinically. In addition, research has focused on the biological effects and long term consequences of wear products.
Improvements have been made in manufacturing processes, precision engineering capabilities, device designs and materials properties in order to minimize wear and friction and maximize component longevity in vivo.
This special issue will investigate the in vivo and in vitro performance of the orthopaedic implants and their advanced bearings. Contributions are solicited from the researchers working in the field of biotribology and bioengineering.
Dr. Amir Kamali
Dr. J. Philippe Kretzer
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- joint replacement
- orthopaedic implant
- immune response