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PEEK in Arthroplasty Expert Round Table Presentation: Design and Development of the Epoch Hip Prosthesis

    • Reference:
    • Hawkins, M. Design and Development of the Epoch Hip Prosthesis, Presented at the PEEK in Arthroplasty Expert Round Table, San Francisco, CA, February 8, 2012.
    • Keywords:
    • PEEK, femoral stem, THA, hip arthroplasty
    • Permissions:
    • The PDF of this presentation is made available on www.medicalpeek.org with the permission of the author.

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Abstract

This presentation by Mike Hawkins, Ph.D., discusses the design and development of the Epoch femoral stem, a pioneering application of PEEK in hip arthroplasty. The presentation covers the fabrication, preclinical testing, animal testing, and clinical studies for the Epoch hip prosthesis.

Mike Hawkins, Ph.D. is Vice President for Corporate Research, Zimmer.