Efficacy of vitamin E for mechanical damage and oxidation of polyethylene rim by stem neck impingement.


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Oita, Japan. Electronic address: [Email]


The aim of this study is to determine the influence of crosslinking and addition of 0.3 wt% vitamin E in a polyethylene rim on its mechanical damage and oxidation caused by impingement.


Crosslinking,Delamination,Impingement,Oxidation,Polyethylene,Vitamin E,