Polyethylene is a variety of plastic.


Polyethylene implant components

High grade polyethylene may be a component of a surgical implant, such as a knee replacement.


Knee replacement surgery

A discussion about the key issues relating to knee replacement.

A case study with two-year follow-up of an adult patient whose ACL tear was managed with repair and internal brace augmentation.



In Vivo Oxidation and Surface Damage in Retrieved Ethylene Oxide-sterilized Total Knee Arthroplasties. MacDonald D, Hanzlik J, Sharkey P, Parvizi J and Kurtz SM. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Jul; 470(7): 1826–1833.

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