Biomaterials pp 209-232 | Cite as

Hard Tissue Replacement II: Joints and Teeth

  • Joon Bu Park


The articulation of joints poses more problems than long bone fracture repairs. These include wear, corrosion, and their products, as well as complicated dynamics of movement. In addition, the massive nature of totally replacing such joints as the knee and elbow near the skin also renders the possibility of infection greater. More important, if the replacement fails for any reason it is harder to replace the joint a second time because a large portion of the natural tissue has been destroyed.


Femoral Head Bone Cement Joint Replacement Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene Dental Implant 
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Further Reading

  1. J. Charnley, Acrylic Cement in Orthopaedic Surgery, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1970.Google Scholar
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  8. A. R. Taylor, Endosseous Dental Implants, Butterworths, London, 1970.Google Scholar
  9. D. F. Williams and R. Roaf, Implants in Surgery, chapters 6 and 8, W. B. Saunders Co., London, 1973.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joon Bu Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Clemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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