Optimization of biomolecular additives for a reduction of friction in the artificial joint system

Chen Ying Su, Chia Chun Chen, Yi Lin Huang, Shu Wen Chen, Hsu Wei Fang

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The main reason causing the failure of artificial joint replacement is wear particles-induced osteolysis. It is thought the suitable biocompatible lubricants may prolong the lifetime of artificial joints. We investigated the lubricating property of polysaccharides by sliding ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene pin over cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy disc. We tested the friction coefficient of carboxymethyl cellulose, alginic acid sodium (AA), and lamda-carrageenan (CRG), as well as their effects on the production of wear particles. We proposed a model of how certain polysaccharides can lower the friction coefficient by adsorption testing. The combination of AA and CRG show a synergetic effect to be a better lubricant in the artificial joint system.
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期刊Tribology International
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films