particulate wear debris

particulate wear debris

microscopic particles produced by friction between articulating surfaces in a total joint replacement; debris can include particles of metal, polyethylene, and polymethylmethacrylate cement, and can induce osteolysis.

par·tic·u·late wear de·bris

(pahr-tik'yū-lăt wār dĕ-brē')
Microscopic particles produced by friction between articulating surfaces in a total joint replacement; debris can include particles of metal, polyethylene, and polymethylmethacrylate cement, and can induce osteolysis.
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Polyethylene is a significant component of many orthopedic implants, and particulate wear debris is worn off the surface of those implants as they are in use.
That particulate wear debris is actually quite biologically active," White said," and it has been a quest to remove that wear debris from implant wear for many years.
Particulate wear debris (of metals, ceramics, or polymers) range in size from nanometers to millimeters, while so called "metal ions" exist in soluble forms bound to serum protein (specifically or nonspecifically).
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