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Cemented THA is an established procedure for treating arthropathies of the hip in large, healthy mature dogs. CHD with secondary osteoarthritis is the most common indication. Although comparative studies between THA and excision arthroplasty have not been reported, our experience with both procedures and studies in the literature support THA as the best(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate a new collagen-GAG-calcium phosphate biphasic scaffold for the repair of surgically created osteochondral defects in goats. Comparison of morphological, histological and mechanical performance of the repair tissue was made with defects repaired using a synthetic polymer scaffold. Defects were created in the medial(More)
We investigated osseointeraction of solution-precipitated calcium phosphate (SPCP)-coated transfixation pins used in external skeletal fixation of a calf stable fracture model. One group (SPCP) received centrally-threaded transfixation pins which had SPCP coating; the other group (control) received identical, but not coated, pins. Radiographs were obtained(More)
BACKGROUND Full-thickness defects measuring 3 mm in diameter have been commonly used in studies of rabbits to evaluate new procedures designed to improve the quality of articular cartilage repair. These defects initially heal spontaneously. However, little information is available on the characteristics of repair of larger defects. The objective of the(More)
BACKGROUND Choice of bone replacement materials is important when reconstructing large craniofacial defects. Hydroxyapatite cements are often used for such reconstructions. Recent advances in the development of these cements have produced locally applied, in situ hardening materials excellent for use in craniofacial defects. To date, there has been a(More)
The symptomatic degeneration of articular cartilage and associated arthritis is among the most prevalent chronic conditions in the United States and the population most at risk is increasing. It is the leading cause of limitations in activities of daily living and is second to heart disease in causing work disability. The current and future socioeconomic(More)
Twelve normal greyhound femora were divided into three groups. In group one, femoral stems were placed in neutral position with maximal fill. Group two had undersized femoral stems placed in neutral position. Group three had undersized femoral stems placed in varus position. Intact and implanted femora were loaded from 10 newtons (N) to 300 N in axial(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the osteogenic potential of a synthetic and a demineralized bone matrix (DBM) putty using a cranial defect model in New Zealand white rabbits. Paired, bilateral critical-size defects (10 mm) were prepared in the frontal bones of 12 rabbits and filled with either OsteoSelect DBM Putty or NovaBone(More)
Bone and mineral metabolism are known to change with age, but studies of biologic fixation have traditionally ignored or poorly documented the effect of age on the quality and quantity of bone about implants. This study documents the effect of age on quality and quantity of biologic fixation about hydroxyapatite-coated and uncoated implants in young and old(More)
The aging human population is experiencing increasing numbers of symptoms related to its degenerative articular cartilage (AC), which has stimulated the investigation of methods to regenerate or repair AC. However, the seemingly inherent limited capacity for AC to regenerate persists to confound the various repair treatment strategies proposed or studied.(More)