volume 11, issue 5, P657-669 1977
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820110503
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Abstract: Laboratory tests carried out by means of body environment simulators have proved to be very important for the evaluation of endoprostheses potentially useful for implantation. The present paper examines the problems connected with the design of such a simulator. The results obtained with an initial, very primitive simulator concerning the outlines of the phenomena of wear, corrosion, and friction and some wear properties of commercially available hip endoprostheses are presented. From these results, the motiva…

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