The Growth of an Idea 1951–1961

  • William Waugh

Abstract

In the years after the war, and while he was working in Manchester, Charnley gradually evolved his concept of a low friction arthroplasty. He had become intrigued by the way animal joints were lubricated and he carried out laboratory investigations in collaboration with engineering colleagues to test his ideas. This led to the search for a new material with a low coefficient of friction which could be used in an artificial joint.

Keywords

Arthritis Torque Tuberculosis Osteoarthritis Polymethylmethacrylate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Waugh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NottinghamWadenhoe, Nr Oundle, PeterboroughUK
  2. 2.Harlow Wood Orthopaedic HospitalWadenhoe, Nr Oundle, PeterboroughUK

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