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Effects of Environmental ageing on the static and cyclic bending properties of braided carbon fibre/PEEK bone plates

Schambron, Thomas; Lowe, Adrian; McGregor, Helen


The use of titanium and steel bone plates to fix fractured limbs can create problems due to stress shielding, bone resorption and subsequent refracture. Here, braided carbon fibre reinforced poly-ether-ether-ketone (CF/PEEK) was evaluated as a possible implant material that could reduce these problems. CF/PEEK bone plates were aged in a simulated body environment for up to 12 weeks and then mechanically tested in 3 and 4-point bending tests. Sample mass increased by around 0.3 wt.%, yet bending...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Composites Part B: Engineering
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2008.03.001


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