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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016, Article ID 7032830, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7032830
Research Article

Analysis of Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK Hinge Mechanism Articulation Components in a Rotating Hinge Knee Design: A Comparison of In Vitro and Retrieval Findings

1School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3DJ, UK
2Aesculap AG, Research & Development, Am Aesculap-Platz, 78532 Tuttlingen, Germany
3Department of Orthopaedics, Vienna General Hospital, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria
4Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, St. Vincenz Hospital, Am Stein 24, 58706 Menden, Germany
5Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Campus Grosshadern, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany

Received 26 August 2016; Revised 5 November 2016; Accepted 15 November 2016

Academic Editor: Konstantinos Anagnostakos

Copyright © 2016 Ronja A. Schierjott et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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