TitleStudy on the biocompatibility and wear of stainless steel 316L and UHMWPE materials
SourceMITC2015-pp 56-57
AuthorI.B. Anwar, E. Saputra, R. Ismail, J. Jamari, E. Van der Heide


The objective of this work are to study biocompatibility and wear of stainless steel AISI 316L (SS316L) and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) materials. For the biocompatibility, the materials were installed in Rabbit’s tissues. Then, after three weeks the tissue reactions were examined. Statistical test was performed using analysis of variance (ANOVA). To obtain the wear phenomena, a wear test of the materials using the hip joint simulator was performed. Results showed that the Rabbit tissues reactions around the implant materials are positive. In addition, wear occurred only in the UHWPE material. 


MITC2015-pp 56-57