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We analyzed osseous reactions in the rabbit femoral condyle to coralline hydroxyapatite bone substitutes of various pore sizes by radiology and histology. The results were compared to bone repair of empty cavities and to integration of allografts. Spontaneous bone repair of the empty cavities took approximately 12 weeks, while integration of the(More)
In a group of normally developed children and adolescents the age dependent distribution of forces at the proximal end of the femur was to be described. The results should explain why the shape of the proximal end of the femur changes significantly during the time of growth and why the neck shaft angle decreases. The method applied was the biomechanical(More)
The use of bone allografts is often essential in orthopedic surgery. Strict donor screening, including HIV testing 3 months postoperatively, is mandatory before a transplant may be used. Yet these measures do not definitely rule out the possibility of HIV transmission, as there is a window period before infection is revealed by blood testing. Accordingly,(More)
155 (aged 16 to 52 years) wheelchair basketball players were surveyed to determine athletic injuries and overload-syndromes. During their active participation in wheelchair basketball 60.6% of the players have suffered 272 injuries and overload-syndromes. Those were mainly localised at the upper extremity (74.6%). Acute injuries predominate with 57.7%.(More)
When a cement canal prosthesis is used as the femoral component in total hip replacement (THR), the penetration depth of the bone cement can be varied according to the cement implantation pressure. Using experimental data which give a relation between the pressure applied to the cement at implantation and the resulting shape of the cement layer, a(More)
A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the outcome of operative treatment of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) lesions in 115 patients operated on between 1980 and 1989. Follow-up was possible in 89 patients at 18-124 months postoperatively (average 76 months). In 65 re-examination was possible, while 24 patients returned a questionnaire. The(More)
Upon implantation of a cement-canal prosthesis in the proximal femur in total hip replacement, the bone cement is injected through the prosthesis via a system of drill holes. A second system of drill holes is used in this endoprosthesis to drain the distal femoral space as well as the cavities within the cement layer which form when the cement is being(More)
The Office of Graduate Studies has verified and approved the above named committee members. ii For the advancement of technology where engineers make the future possible. that funded URCCET to make this all possible. Lastly, I give all the appreciation from my heart to my family, friends, and love ones. ABSTRACT Many researchers have various visions and(More)
This study aims at clarifying why the apophysis of the greater trochanter very rarely separates, in contrast to other apophyses of the hip region. The inclination and area measurement of the greater trochanteric growth plate and the mode of insertion of the muscles on the apophysis were analyzed on the basis of 16 anatomic femoral specimens from newborn to(More)