Machining of "Freeform" Biological Surfaces on an advanced 7-axis CNC Polishing Machine

P. Charlton, L. A. Blunt

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Abstract

In aging persons Oesteo-arthritis has been shown to be particularly problematic. Oesteo-arthritis is the progressive degeneration of the natural cartilage tissue which plays a critical part in the load bearing function of hip and knee joints. Solutions to the problems caused by this tissue breakdown are administration of anti-inflammatory drugs or more normally and especially in advanced cases is the replacement of all or part of the joint with artificial joints. In the UK alone, over 25,000 hips and 22,000 knees are replaced each year at a cost of approximately 175 million per annum [1]. Worldwide, the total number of implants is around 800,000. Over many years considerable research has been conducted concerning the design and function of artificial joint systems and today the life expectancy of such systems is 5-15 years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2006
EditorsH. Zervos
Publishereuspen
Pages357-360
Number of pages4
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)0955308208, 9780955308208
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event6th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology - Baden bei Wien, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 28 May 20061 Jun 2006
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
Abbreviated titleEUSPEN 2006
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period28/05/061/06/06

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    Charlton, P., & Blunt, L. A. (2006). Machining of "Freeform" Biological Surfaces on an advanced 7-axis CNC Polishing Machine. In H. Zervos (Ed.), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2006 (Vol. 1, pp. 357-360). euspen.