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Special Issue "Metal and Ceramics Composite Materials for Prosthetic Hip and Knee Joint Replacement"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: biotribology; ceramic; metal; composite; biomaterials; hip; knee; simulator; in silico; prosthesis
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Special Issue in Materials: Advanced Biomaterials for Orthopaedic Application: The Challenge of New Composites and Alloys Used as Medical Devices.
Special Issue in Materials: Biomaterials Used in Clinical Practice and Their Tribological Behaviours Assessed In Vitro, In Silico, and In Vivo
It is a great pleasure to announce this Special Issue, Metal and Ceramics composite Materials for Prosthetic Hip and Knee Joint Replacement.
Joint replacement surgery is a successful and consolidated branch of orthopaedics. It is a progressive achievement in alleviating pain and disability, helping patients to return to an active life. The research of new biomaterials plays an important role, and, as a consequence, in vitro tests for such materials are of great importance. Knowledge of the laboratory wear rate is an important aspect in the preclinical validation of prostheses. The research and development of wear-resistant materials continues to be a high priority, in order to evaluate the performance of the new materials intended to reduce wear it is essential to ascertaining their efficacy and to prevent the possibility of unexpected failure.
This international peer-reviewed open access journal is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) ISSN: 1996-1944, Impact Factor: 2.972.
Among the biomaterials used in the orthopaedic field, ceramic and metal composites and alloys are currently investigated as valid solutions that aim to restore a patient’s mobility and alleviate pain, assuring a low wear rate and high biocompatibility.
I hope to receive many interesting contributions.
Best Regards,Dr. Saverio Affatato
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- hip prostheses
- knee prostheses
- SEM analyses
- micro-CT analyses
- Raman spectroscopy
- in silico simulation