Biomaterials, Particle and Ion Analysis
Recovery and characterization of wear particles produced by artificial joints and other implants, during laboratory testing and during use in the patient. Development of more wear resistant materials.
Specialized Research Techniques
Key Research Equipment
- F. Billi, P. Benya, P. Campbell, E. Ebramzadeh, F. Chan, H. McKellop: Metal wear particles: what we know, what we don't know, and why. SAS Journal, 3, (4): 133-142; December 2009
- F.Billi; P. Campbell: Nanotoxicology of Metal Wear Particles in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Review of Current Concepts. Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics, 8: 1 - 6, 2010
- F. Billi: Wear Debris Isolation and Characterization, in Tribology and Bearing Surfaces in Total Joint Replacement, R. M. Streicher and A. Wang, Eds., 2011(ISBN: 978-81-7895-525-4
- F. Billi, P. Benya, A. Kavanaugh, E. Ebramzadeh, J. Adams, H. McKellop: The John Charnley Award Paper 2011, An accurate and extremely sensitive method to separate, display and characterize wear debris. Part 1: Polyethylene particles and Part II: Metal and Ceramic Particles, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, in press.
Please contact Fabrizio Billi, Ph.D., email FabrizioBilli@mednet.ucla.edu, or telephone (213) 742-1352 .
Detailed information also is available at: www.orthopaedicparticleanalysis.com