Publication details for Professor Jun Jie WuWu, 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.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 1358-992X, 2049-4416
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
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.