UHMWPE Biomaterials for Joint Implants

Structures, Properties and Clinical Performance

  • Jun Fu
  • Zhong-Min Jin
  • Jin-Wu Wang

Part of the Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering book series (SSBSE, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jing Chen, Guorong Gao, Jun Fu
    Pages 1-20
  3. Guorong Gao, Jun Fu
    Pages 21-68
  4. L. Costa
    Pages 69-91
  5. Zhenxian Chen, Jing Zhang, Xiao Zhang, Zhong-Min Jin
    Pages 191-239
  6. Yongchang Gao, Zhong-Min Jin
    Pages 241-286
  7. Jin-Wu Wang, Han Yang, Cheng-Tao Wang, Zhong-Min Jin, Ke-Rong Dai
    Pages 317-339

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the latest progresses in UHMWPE biomaterials, which has been critical for the performance and longevity of joint implants. Oriented by clinical challenges to UHMWPE-based joint implants, it introduces the processing, crosslinking, structural manipulation, oxidation mechanism, stabilization, drug delivery, and wear, as well as clinical performance, biomechanics, and simulated studies of joint implant based on UHMWPE with low wear, which are aimed to tackle or minimize the adverse effect related to wear and wear debris. These contributions provide fundamentals of chemistry and physics of UHMWPEs to help understand the clinical performances of UHMWPE based joint implants. Perspectives to next generation UHMWPE to meet the unmet challenges in clinical use are included.


Radiation crosslinking Antioxidants Stabilization of crosslinked UHMWPE Clinical performance Mechanical properties Wear resistance Lipid-induced oxidation UHMWPE-based joint implants

Editors and affiliations

  • Jun Fu
    • 1
  • Zhong-Min Jin
    • 2
  • Jin-Wu Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & EngineeringChinese Academy of SciencesNingboChina
  2. 2.Tribology Research Institute, School of Mechanical EngineeringSouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduChina
  3. 3.Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Shanghai Ninth People’s HospitalShanghai Jiaotong University School of MedicineShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6923-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6924-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-0644
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-0652
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