PEEK in Arthroplasty Expert Round Table Presentation: The Issue of Wear

    • Reference:
    • Wimmer, M. PEEK-on-PEEK in Arthroplasty: The issue of wear. Presented at the PEEK in Arthroplasty Expert Round Table, San Francisco, CA, February 8, 2012.
    • Keywords:
    • PEEK, wear, cartilage, PEEK-on-PEEK, tribology
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This presentation summarizes research from Rush University regarding the tribologic aspects of PEEK-on-PEEK bearings and articulations of PEEK with cartilage. A custom test method is described for studing the tribology of PEEK against cartilage.

Markus Wimmer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Director of the Section of Tribology at the Rush University Medical Center