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June 23rd, 2006

Toughening implants with zirconia

Abstract:
In the BIOKER project, funded under the European Commission's GROWTH programme, methods and materials were investigated with the aim to increase the life span of ceramic-ceramic knee and hip orthopaedic implants. In this direction, zirconia-toughened alumina nanocomposites were used to form ceramic-ceramic implants with potential life spans of more than 30 years.

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