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News  03.11.2017

Creating Abrasive Components for Total Hip Replacement Wear Testing

In order to try and create the phenomenon of third body wear, femoral heads can be roughened using a tumbling polisher.

The roughening of the femoral heads is performed according to a procedure described by Korduba et al [1] before wear testing.
EndoLab is pleased to offer the whole package, roughening of the femoral heads, surface roughness measurements after femoral head roughening as well as wear testing according to ISO 14242-1.

[1] Korduba, La; Lee, R; Loving, A; Wang, A "Methods for Creating Abrasive Components for Wear Testing." 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Poster No. 2290

Tumbling polisher

Tumbling polisher