Effect of Implant Material Properties on Remodelling of a Composite Hip Stem


INTRODUCTION Stress-shielding following uncemented hip replacement causes bone remodelling due to alteration of the load transfer pathways. The degree of bone resorption is related to the geometry and bending stiffness of the stem. Large diameter, cobalt chrome stems are attributed with producing the most pronounced bone loss. The Epoch hip prosthesis… (More)


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