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Orthopedics and Tribology

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David Segal, Leonid Kandel

Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Paper No. ESDA2008-59310, pp. 473-474; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/ESDA2008-59310
From:
  • ASME 2008 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
  • Volume 3: Design; Tribology; Education
  • Haifa, Israel, July 7–9, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: International
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4837-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3827-7
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

Mammalian joints, including human joints, are mostly synovial joints, which have low friction and are long lasting. With life expectancy on the rise, we are facing an increase in joint “wear and tear” resulting in cartilage damage. Biological repair has its limitations and when the articular cartilage is severely affected joint replacement is the solution. The longevity of artificial joints is also limited requiring new avenues of research to extend their durability and reduce the cost of repeated operations.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

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