The third edition of the UHMWPE Biomaterials Handbook was just offered for purchase. This edition contains the history of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and its use in hip and knee arthroplasty. The new edition contains multiple chapters addressing analytical testing techniques to characterize UHMWPE, wear testing, accelerated aging, antioxidant effects, and advances in UHMWPE processing and formulation development. CPG researchers Braithwaite, Kozak, and Spiegelberg contributed a chapter on characterization techniques on UHMWPE, including details on fatigue crack propagation testing, true stress-true strain measurements, and electron spin resonance spectroscopy.
Link to purchase 3rd edition of the UHMWPE Handbook