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SA Orthopaedic Journal

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Abstract

DU PLESSIS, TA; GROBBELAAR, CJ  and  WEBER, FA. The gamma crosslinking of polyethylene prostheses - some technical perspectives. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.1, pp. 51-54. ISSN 2309-8309.

The two major radiation crosslinking techniques developed for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) prostheses and the ensuing clinical implications thereof are discussed, indicating the effects of the different techniques on clinical outcomes.

Keywords : crosslinking; polyethylene; UHMWPE; prostheses.

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