About the UHMWPE Lexicon

Our Mission

The UHMWPE Lexicon is the online reference for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene used in total joint replacements.

The additional goals for this website are:

  • To provide an overview of state-of-the-art research in several key polyethylene related problems of clinical significance
  • To encourage hypothesis driven polyethylene research
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For more information about medical grade GUR UHMWPE, please contact:

Anthony Verrocchi859.372.5698

Rainer Walkenhorst+49 (0)208 693 2387


Steven M. Kurtz, Ph.D.
Director, Implant Research Center
Research Professor
School Of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University
3401 Market St., Suite 300
Philadelphia PA 19104

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