volume 10, issue 5, P805-828 1976
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820100512
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Abstract: The vital first phase of the overall materials study to protract the life of the total joint replacements is the identification of the fracture toughness and fatigue properties of bone cements. Information gained from fatigue testing, performed in a manner which simmulates in vivo conditions, and fracture toughness, which is a measure of the propensity of a crack to propagate, is the first step towards the prediction of the life of the total joint replacement. This study is concerned with the fracture toughnes…

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