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AIM Androgens have proliferative effects on osteoblasts and increase fracture healing by systemic and local stimulation of bone formation. The aim of the present study was to evaluate if the systemic stimulation by androgens leads to increased bone-defect healing. METHODS 1.5-mm trepanation defects were created in the femoral diaphysis of 30(More)
BACKGROUND The osseointegration of actually rarely implanted cobalt-chromium implants can be critical in an elderly population. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of preoperative testosterone treatment on the osseointegration of cobalt-chromium implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS Press-fit implantation of 1.6 mm-diameter(More)
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