Selection application of material to be used in hip prosthesis production with analytic hierarchy process

Celik I., Eroglu H.

MATERIALWISSENSCHAFT UND WERKSTOFFTECHNIK, vol.48, no.11, pp.1125-1132, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mawe.201700046
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1125-1132
  • Keywords: Analytic hierarchy, biomaterials, hip prosthesis, Co-Cr-Mo alloy, titanium and its alloy, 316L stainless steel, COMPOSITE BIOMATERIAL, POLYMERIC BIOMATERIAL, CERAMIC BIOMATERIAL, ARTIFICIAL JOINTS, TITANIUM, CALCIUM
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


Metallic biomaterials used in making hip prosthesis are required to meet expectations in terms of fatigue strength, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, cost and biocompatibility. It is also desirable that the modulus of elasticity they possess is close to the level of the possible bone. Metallic biomaterials face the problem of ion release even though they meet the criteria mentioned above. As a result, the choice of metallic material to be preferred in the manufacture of hip prosthesis can be made by evaluating all these criteria among themselves and by the performances of biomaterials to be compared according to these criteria. In this study, firstly the criteria expected from the metals to be used as biomaterials have been determined. Expert opinions about the subject and criteria determined in accordance with the studies in the literature by using analytical hierarchy process have been graded according to each other. Afterwards, selection of the most appropriate material was ensured by making the order of importance according to the criteria of the candidate materials.