PEEK Biomaterials Handbook, Second Edition explores the expansion in applications in PEEK, from spinal cages, to spinal rods, disc replacements, hip and knee joint replacements, dental applications, and trauma and sports medicine. As new PEEK formulations have been developed incorporating hydroxyapatite, additives to combat infection, and surface grafted polymers to improve lubrication, this book explores key topics that have made significant inroads in the past 5 years. Like the first edition, this updated handbook brings together experts from many different facets. Materials scientists and biomedical engineers, both in industry and academia, will find this to be a one-stop-shop of information.
- Presents a complete reference work covering PEEK, the leading polymer for spinal implants and a range of other biomedical applications
- Covers a range of new formulations and applications, including in-depth coverage of the additive manufacturing of PEEK
- Provides a vital source of supporting information for materials selection decisions and regulatory submissions
PART 1: PEEK Foundations, properties and behavior 1. An Overview of PEEK Biomaterials 2. Processing of PEEK for Surgical Implants 3. Compounds and Composite Materials 4. Morphology and Crystalline Architecture of Polyaryletherketones 5. Fracture, Fatigue, and Notch Behavior of PEEK 6. Chemical and Radiation Stability of PEEK: Implications for Device Sterilization 7. Additive Manufacturing of Polyaryletherketones
PART 2: Bioactive PEEK Materials 8. Biocompatibility of PEEK 9. Bacterial Interactions with Polyaryletherketone 10. Development of Anti-Infection PEEK Formulations 11. Thermal Plasma Spray Deposition of Titanium and Hydroxyapatite on PEEK Implants 12. Surface Modification Techniques of PEEK, Including Plasma Surface Treatment 13. HA/PEEK Biocomposites 14. Development of PEEK OPTIMA HA Enhanced 15. Porosity in PEEK 16. Development of MPC Grafted PEEK
PART 3: PEEK Applications in Medical Devices 17. Development and Clinical Performance of PEEK Intervertebral Cages 18. PEEK Rods for Spinal Fusion 19. Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Bone Screws 20. Applications of PEEK in Arthroscopy 21. Applications of PEEK in Trauma 22. Applications of PEEK in Cranial Defect Repair 23. Applications of PEEK in the Dental Field 24. Isoelastic PEEK Implants for Total Joint Replacement 25. Size, Morphology, and Biologic Response of PEEK Wear Debris 26. Biotribology of PEEK 27. PEEK in Total Hip Replacements 28. PEEK in Total Knee Replacements 29. PEEK in Total Disc Replacements 30. FDA Regulation of PEEK Implants
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.