ENHANCED STABILIZATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANTS WITH SPHERICAL HYDROXYLAPATITE PARTICULATE.

J. R. Parsons, J. L. Ricci, P. Liebrecht, R. Salsbury, H. Alexander

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Abstract

Spherical hydroxylapatite (HA) particles have been used to promote bone ingrowth fixation of intermedullary implants in the rabbit femur. Initially, the HA particles stabilize the loose fitting implants. With time, bone growth is conducted throughout the mantle of HA surrounding the implant. In this model, stabilization of the implant with HA particulate produced a six-fold increase in pull-out strengths, 7 weeks post-operatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Biomaterials
PublisherElsevier
Pages477-482
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0444426663
StatePublished - 1986

Publication series

NameAdvances in Biomaterials
ISSN (Print)0272-3840

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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