Published on Thursday February 2, 2006
Dr. Michele Marcolongo, associate professor of materials science and engineering, and her co-authors have won the Otto Aufranc Award for 2006 awarded by the Hip Society. The paper award will be presented at the 2006 Meeting of the Hip Society in Chicago, IL on Saturday, March 25, 2006, followed by a banquet. The award consists of a $2,000 honorarium and a commemorative scroll.
The paper is entitled, "Significance of In Vivo Degradation for Polyethylene in Total Hip Arthroplasty" and is co-authored by Steven M. Kurtz, Ph.D.; William Hozack, M.D.; James Purtill, M.D.; Marcolongo; Matthew Kraay, M.D.; Victor Goldberg, M.D.; Peter Sharkey, M.D.; Javad Parvizi, M.D.; Clare M. Rimnac, Ph.D.; and Avram A. Edidin, Ph.D.; all from Drexel; Exponent Inc., Philadelphia, PA; the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA; University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; or Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
The paper looks at retrieved ultra high molecular weight polyethylene acetabular components (hip cups) for the mechanical and chemical changes that occur in vivo. This research work was led by Dr. Steven Kurtz.