Characterization of the running-in period in total hip resurfacing arthroplasty: an in vivo and in vitro metal ion analysis.

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BACKGROUND Metal-on-metal total hip resurfacing arthroplasty is increasingly being performed in young and active patients. Preclinical in vitro testing of implants is usually performed with use of hip simulators, and the serum metal ion concentration is determined for the purpose of monitoring the patients. The goal of this study was to characterize the… (More)
DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.H.00437

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@article{Heisel2008CharacterizationOT, title={Characterization of the running-in period in total hip resurfacing arthroplasty: an in vivo and in vitro metal ion analysis.}, author={Christian Heisel and Nikolaus A. Streich and Michael Krachler and Eike. Jakubowitz and J Philippe Kretzer}, journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume}, year={2008}, volume={90 Suppl 3}, pages={125-33} }