In vivo experimental analysis of silicone implants on bone and soft tissue.


We report experimentally produced silicone microparticles (synovitis) in 47 white rabbits and discuss the implications for clinical practice. Silastic HP100 (Dow Corning Wright, Arlington, TN) finger hinges (size 5) were inserted in 20 rabbit's knees. The upper tibia was replaced with Swanson design great toe implants in another 15 rabbits; articular… (More)


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