volume 9, issue 4, P167-176 1975
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820090420
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Abstract: The six principal clinical considerations which influence the choice of materials for total joint replacements are given. The necessity for screening tests on potentially useful materials is stressed. These should be carried out on specimens which have been exposed to the sterilizing process, which will be used in clinical practice. The materials should also be investigated after immersion in a physiological solution-bovine serum; following implantation in a large animal. Useful tests are impact testing, and w…

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