BRAE 213 wk 4

BRAE 213 wk 4 - Cal Poly BRAE 213 Professor Hazelwood April...

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Cal Poly BRAE 213 Professor Hazelwood April 30, 2008 Material Properties and Performance of Hip Replacements With the advent of cutting edge technologies and biomedical research, biomaterials and their applications are steadily increasing individual quality of life. Biomaterials may be used to create many medical devices ranging from joint and limb replacements to artificial teeth and breast implants. In order for biomaterials to perform as intended, they must meet certain criterion. The most important of these criterions is that the biomaterial should not educe an adverse reaction when implanted within an individual (Czernuszka). If such adverse biological responses were to occur, the viability of such medical devices would be null. When an individual receives hip replacement surgery, there are a variety of options for which types of materials are used for the implant. Metal on metal, metal on plastic, metal on ceramic and metal on Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene are among the available material
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2008 for the course BRAE 213 taught by Professor Hazelwood during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly.

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BRAE 213 wk 4 - Cal Poly BRAE 213 Professor Hazelwood April...

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