Materials Sciences and Implant Orthopedic Surgery

  • Ram Kossowsky
  • Nir Kossovsky

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. The Programme

  3. Clinical Aspects of Implant Surgery

  4. Metallic Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. J. Haasters, G. Bensmann, A. Pon
      Pages 117-124
    3. Denes I. Bardos
      Pages 125-137
    4. J. Haasters, A. Pon, G. Bensmann
      Pages 139-149
  5. Surface and Interface Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. R. E. Baier, J. R. Natiella, A. E. Meyer, J. M. Carter, M. S. Fornalik, T. Turnbull
      Pages 153-188
    3. R. Wilkinson, E. Tiddemann
      Pages 201-210
    4. James Pugh, Carol Stanis
      Pages 211-221
    5. S. Reger, R. Mclaughlin, H. Eschenroder
      Pages 243-248
  6. Non Metallic Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Nir Kossovsky, John P. Heggers, Martin C. Robson, John T. Ellis
      Pages 285-305
    3. P. Ducheyne
      Pages 307-323
    4. John M. Lipka, Harcharan S. Ranu
      Pages 335-343
    5. Jose A. Gutierrez-Diaz, Pedro Cuevas, Fernando Carceller, Diana Reimers
      Pages 385-396
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 407-412

About this book


Combining experts from the medical and materials sciences, the Institute considered current concepts in medical and materials sciences as they relate to implantable prostheses in orthopedic surgical practice. The syllabus included theory and applications of materials properties, physiological function, and host response to metal and non-metal materials. Total hip prostheses are the most common orthopedic device implanted today involved in over 200,000 operations. Failures occur at the rate of 10~-40~ at ~ to 10 years. Failures are due to loosening, infection, fracture of femoral components, or destruction of the pe 1 vi c components .' All these, and other problems related to the implantation of the devices, the surgical procedures, and device pathology, were. discussed in light of current, as well as, emerging technologies and scientific knowledge. Repeatedly, scientists designing prostheses became aware of a lack of understanding of physiological phenomena associated with biocompatibility; the interchange among practising physicians, basic scientists, and pathologists at this Institute was appreciated. We thank all the contributors and participants for their effort. Thanks are also due to the personnel of the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO. The daily routines of running the Institute were greatly facilitated by the efforts of Pedro Cuevas, M.D, Jose Gutierrez Diaz, M.D, and Dr. Hanita Kossowsky. The devoted help of Nir Kossovsky, M.D, in setting the conference and in editing this book, is sincerely appreci ated.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Kossowsky
    • 1
  • Nir Kossovsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Research LaboratoryPennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyThe New York Hospital Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8492-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4474-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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