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Final Report - ENDURE (Enhanced Durability Resurfacing Endoprosthesis)

Project ID: 232151
Funded under: FP7-SME


This is the final report of the ENDURE project which was funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Its aim was to develop a high durability ceramic on polymer resurfacing hip prosthesis with a working lifetime in excess of thirty years. The report covers how this goal was achieved by applying their unique expertise in state of the art design, manufacturing and evaluation techniques, to leading-edge materials technology in the form of carbon fibre reinforced poly-ether-ether-ketone (CFR-PEEK) and alumina matrix composite (AMC) bio ceramics. As part of this effort, new cost effective processing methods needed to be developed for the polymeric material. Chapters are devoted to the verification of the new implant designs which was conducted via computational and mechanical testing, ultimately leading to an extensive cadaveric workshop where the implant system and instrumentation were demonstrated in a fully representative environment by a surgeons specialising in hip resurfacing.

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