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.