By Steven M. Kurtz
PEEK biomaterials are at the moment utilized in hundreds of thousands of spinal fusion sufferers world wide each year. toughness, biocompatibility and ideal resistance to competitive sterilization methods make PEEK a polymer of selection, changing steel in orthopedic implants, from spinal implants and hip replacements to finger joints and dental implants.
This guide brings jointly specialists in lots of assorted elements on the topic of PEEK scientific functionality in addition to within the parts of fabrics technology, tribology, and biology to supply an entire reference for experts within the box of plastics, biomaterials, clinical machine layout and surgical applications.
Steven Kurtz, writer of the good revered UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook and Director of the Implant examine middle at Drexel college, has built a one-stop reference overlaying the processing and mixing of PEEK, its houses and biotribology, and the increasing variety of clinical implants utilizing PEEK: spinal implants, hip and knee substitute, etc.
- Covering fabrics technology, tribology and applications
- Provides a whole reference for experts within the box of plastics, biomaterials, biomedical engineering and clinical machine layout and surgical applications