Histological and radiographic assessment of well functioning porous-coated acetabular components. A human postmortem retrieval study.

@article{Engh1993HistologicalAR,
  title={Histological and radiographic assessment of well functioning porous-coated acetabular components. A human postmortem retrieval study.},
  author={Charles A. Engh and K F Zettl-Schaffer and Yutaka Kukita and David Sweet and Murali Jasty and C R. A - Sulzer B Bragdon},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1993},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={814-24}
}
Nine porous-coated acetabular components were retrieved post mortem. All components had been inserted at our institution and had been in situ for a mean of fifty months (range, seventeen to eighty-seven months). Clinical records revealed that all had been functioning well at the time of death, and clinical radiographs showed signs that all had been stable. Standard backscattered scanning electron microscopy was used to quantitate the amount of bone ingrowth into the porous coating. For each… CONTINUE READING