05133757 is referenced by 80 patents and cites 5 patents.

A load-bearing plastic orthopaedic joint implant, formed aat least partially of UHMWPE or HDPE material, and a process of subjecting at least the load-bearing surface thereof to ion implantation so as to improve its surface characteristics are disclosed. Such improved surface characteristics result, inter alia, from the formation in the treated surfaces, of increased carbon to carbon bonds, diamond-like carbon chain scissions and wherein the implanted ions do not form precipitate chemical compounds with the plastic material.

Title
Ion implantation of plastic orthopaedic implants
Application Number
7/560837
Publication Number
5133757
Application Date
July 31, 1990
Publication Date
July 28, 1992
Inventor
Richard W Oliver
Acton
MA, US
Piran Sioshansi
Bedford
MA, US
Agent
Morse Altman Dacey & Benson
Assignee
Spire Corporation
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/30
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