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Durham University

Department of Engineering

Staff Profile

Publication details for Professor Jun Jie Wu

Wu, J.J. (2012). Is Vitamin E Stabilised UHMWPE the Future Material for TKA? Orthopaedic Proceedings, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume 94-B (SUPP XL): 218.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) has been the gold standard material of choice for the load-bearing articulating surface in knee joint prostheses. However, the application of joint replacements to younger (aged < 64 years) and more active people plus the general increase in life expectancy results in an urgent need for a longer lasting material with better in-use performance.