Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 2021 Jul 26;126:112128. Epub 2021 Apr 26.
Regenerative Medicine and Disability Research (RMDR) Lab, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UIC College of Medicine at Rockford, IL, United States of America; Department of Civil and Material Engineering, College of Engineering, UIC, Chicago, United States of America; Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, United States of America. Electronic address:
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, currently, more than 250,000 total hip replacements annually in the US alone, with an estimated increase to 500,000 by the year 2030. The usage of tapered junctions between the femoral neck and head gives the surgeon flexibility in implant assembly. However, these modular junctions are subjected to micro-motion that may cause chemical and fretting-corrosion at the modular junction. Read More