Fixation of hip prostheses by hydroxyapatite ceramic coatings.

  title={Fixation of hip prostheses by hydroxyapatite ceramic coatings.},
  author={R J Furlong and John Frederik Osborn},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={73 5},
We report the histological findings in post-mortem specimens obtained ten days, 17 days and seven weeks after implantation of hydroxyapatite-coated femoral components of hip arthroplasties. There was early deposition of woven bone on the hydroxyapatite ceramic, identical to that deposited on surviving cancellous trabeculae. The space between these deposits became bridged from both sides by new trabeculae, and there was no evidence of an inflammatory reaction or of fibrous tissue formation. The… CONTINUE READING