In this study, we evaluated the wear of different polymeric materials. The temperatures were also monitored near the articulating surfaces. Six pin-on-disc specimens made out from industrial grade Polyetheretherketone (PEEK), medical grade PEEK, Polyacetal, Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, Polyetherimide, and Polyphenylene Sulfide. The specimens were tested under ± 8° axial rotation and constant compressive load ranging from 50N–444N. The results of study show an increase in the wear and temperature with increased load. The PEEK-on-UHMWPE material combination outperformed all other tested material combinations in terms of volumetric wear.
Wear Evaluation of Different Polymeric Materials for Total Disc Replacement (TDR)
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Singh, V, Ogden, C, & Sitton, K. "Wear Evaluation of Different Polymeric Materials for Total Disc Replacement (TDR)." Proceedings of the ASME/STLE 2011 International Joint Tribology Conference. ASME/STLE 2011 Joint Tribology Conference. Los Angeles, California, USA. October 24–26, 2011. pp. 35-37. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IJTC2011-61102
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