Allison Sieving

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An in vivo model of the inflammatory response to orthopaedic biomaterials was used to examine cellular and cytokine responses to polymer particles of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and metal particles of cobalt-chrome (Co-Cr) and titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V). Responses were determined separately and in(More)
It is recognized that the chronic inflammation in peri-prosthetic tissue that contributes to implant failure frequently is provoked by the presence of wear debris. Some wear debris is inevitable because of the nature of the prosthesis, but not all patients develop severe inflammatory responses. The precise factors that mediate the severity of tissue(More)
The wear of orthopaedic prostheses results in the release of a markedly heterogeneous assortment of particulate debris, with respect to both size and shape. Although particle size has been extensively examined, the role of particle shape in adverse inflammatory reactions to debris remains unclear. Using an in vivo murine model of inflammation, we assessed(More)
Introduction Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is commonly used to alleviate the debilitating effects of arthritis. Nevertheless, up to 25% of TJA cases will require surgical revision due to implant failure. The generation of wear debris through articulation of the artificial joint is considered one of the prime factors promoting the chronic inflammation that(More)
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