Highly cross-linked polyethylene used in TKA does not reduce early polyethylene wear
Highly crosslinked polyethylene does not reduce the wear in total knee arthroplasty: in vivo study of particles in synovial fluidJ Arthroplasty. 2013 Sep;28(8):1333-7
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Thirty-four patients who were scheduled to undergo total knee arthroplasty were randomly assigned into one of two groups to compare the effectiveness of highly cross-linked polyethylene to conventional polyethylene when looking at polyethylene wear. Results demonstrated that the type of polyethylene had no significant beneficial effect on the wear that was experienced by an individual, one year af...
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