Hydroxyapatite-coated collars reduce radiolucent line progression in cemented distal femoral bone tumor implants.

@article{Coathup2015HydroxyapatitecoatedCR,
  title={Hydroxyapatite-coated collars reduce radiolucent line progression in cemented distal femoral bone tumor implants.},
  author={Melanie Jean Coathup and Anish Pradip Sanghrajka and William J S Aston and Panagiotis D. Gikas and Robin C. Pollock and Stephen Robert Cannon and J. Andrew Skinner and Timothy W. R. Briggs and G. Blunn},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2015},
  volume={473 4},
  pages={1505-14}
}
BACKGROUND Aseptic loosening of massive bone tumor implants is a major cause of prosthesis failure. Evidence suggests that an osteointegrated hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated collar would reduce the incidence of aseptic loosening around the cemented intramedullary stem in distal femoral bone tumor prostheses. Because these implants often are used in young… CONTINUE READING