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PEEK biomaterials are currently used in thousands of spinal fusion patients around the world every year. Durability, biocompatibility and excellent resistance to aggressive sterilization procedures make PEEK a polymer of choice replacing metal in orthopedic implants, from spinal implants and hip replacements to finger joints and dental implants.

This Handbook brings together experts in many different facets related to PEEK clinical performance as well as in the areas of materials science, tribology, and biology to provide a complete reference for specialists in the field of plastics, biomaterials, medical device design and surgical applications.

Steven Kurtz, author of the well respected UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook and Director of the Implant Research Center at Drexel University, has developed a one-stop reference covering the processing and blending of PEEK, its properties and biotribology, and the expanding range of medical implants using PEEK: spinal implants, hip and knee replacement, etc.

Full coverage of the properties and applications of PEEK, the leading polymer for spinal


PEEK is being used in a wider range of new applications in biomedical engineering, such

as hip and knee replacements, and finger joints. These new application areas are explored

in detail.

Essential reference for plastics enginers, biomedical engineers and orthopedic

professionals involved in the use of the PEEK polymer, and medical implants made from


About the Author

Dr. Kurtz has been researching ultra-high molecular weight polyehtylene(UHMWPE) for use in orthopedics for over 10 years. He has published dozens of papers and several book chapters related to UHMWPE used in joint replacement. He has pioneered the development of new test methods for the material in orthopedics. Dr. Kurtz has authored national and international standards for medical upgrade UHMWPE. As a principle engineer at Exponent, an international engineering and scientific consulting company, his research on UHMWPE is supported by several major orthopedic manufacturers. He has funding from the National Institutes for Health to stdy UHMWPE changes after implanatation in the body, as well as to develop new computer-based tools to predict the performance of new UHMWPE materials. Dr. Kurtz is the Director of an orthopedic implant retrieval program in Philadelphia which is affiliated with Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University. He teaches classes on the performance of orthopedic polymers (including UHMWPE) at Drexel, Temple, and Princeton Universities.

Director, Implant Research Center and Associate Professor, Drexel University; Research Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Table of Contents

PART 1: PEEK Foundations, properties and behavior

1. Introduction to PAEK Biomaterials

2. Processing of PEEK

3. Blending and PEEK Composites

4. Morphology and Crystalline Architecture of Polyaryletherketones

5. Static Mechanical Behavior of PEEK

6. Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of PEEK

7. Chemical and Radiation Stability of PEEK: Implications for Device Sterilization

PART 2: Bioactive PEEK Materials

8. Biocompatibility of PEEK

9. Microbial Properties of PEEK Biomaterials

10. Thermal Plasma Spray Deposition of Titanium and Hydroxyapatite on PEEK Implants

11. Plasma Surface Treatment of PEEK

12. HA/PEEK Biocomposites

13. Porosity in PEEK Marcus

PART 3: PEEK Applications in Medical Devices

14. Development and Clinical Performance of PEEK Intervertebral Cages

15. PEEK Biomaterials for Posterior Dynamic Stabilization of the Spine

16. PEEK Research for Trauma and Arthroscopy Applications

17. Development and Clinical Performance of PEEK Composite Hip Stems

18. Total Joint Arthroplasty Bearing Surfaces

19. Tribology of PEEK Biomaterials for Artificial Discs

20. FDA Regulation of PEEK Implants

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Kurtz, Steven M.
William Andrew Publishing
Engineering - General
Engineering-General Engineering
Plastics Design Library
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