Title: Biocompatibility testing of thermoplastic elastomers for use in hard tissue replacements
Authors: Helsen, J.A. ×
Jacques, S.
Simon, Jean-Pierre
Mattheeuws, D. #
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Rapra Technology
Series Title: Polymers & polymer composites vol:2 issue:6 pages:399A-405A
Abstract: The resistance of two types of thermoplastic elastomers to the near-realistic combined action of compressive and shear fatigue was assessed as part of an overall study of the biocompatibility of this class of elastomers. After fatigue the SEM of the low temperature fractured surface, the kinetics of swelling in a 3% acetic acid solution, the dynamic mechanical properties (DMTA), the change in crystallinitry (by FT-IR and WAXS) and the change in size of the voids (SANS) revealed subtle but small fatigue damage after cyclic loading between 150 and 1500 kPa over about 107 cycles.
ISSN: 0967-3911
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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