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Detailed Inspection of Metal Implants

Hothi, Harry, Berber, R, Whittaker, Robert, Bills, Paul J., Skinner, John and Hart, A. J. (2015) Detailed Inspection of Metal Implants. Hip International, 25 (3). pp. 227-231. ISSN 1120-7000

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Detailed visual inspection of metal hips is the first step in retrieval analysis. In this study a systematic visual inspection protocol was developed to quantify bearing surface changes and their associations with material loss was investigated. Simple and multiple linear regression models found that moderate surface scratching, discolouration, haziness and the size of visible wear scars were all significantly associated with material loss (R2 = 5% - 73%, p<0.05). Visual inspection is not a substitute for measurement of material loss but an understanding of bearing surface changes may offer unique clues as to the mechanisms of failure of retrieved hips.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Centre for Precision Technologies > EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology
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Depositing User: Paul Bills
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 11:43
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 18:40


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