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The UHMWPE handbook ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene in total joint replacement by Steven M. Kurtz

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Published by Academic Press in Amsterdam, Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Artificial joints,
  • Plastics in medicine,
  • Prostheses and Implants,
  • Joints,
  • Therapeutic use,
  • Surgery,
  • Polyethylene

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesUltra-high molecular weight polyethylene in total joint replacement
StatementSteven M. Kurtz
ContributionsNetLibrary, Inc
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRD686 .K87 2004eb
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
Paginationxiv, 379 p.
Number of Pages379
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27093209M
ISBN 101417537221
OCLC/WorldCa56408509

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