In vivo study of stainless steel and Ti-13Nb-13Zr bone plates in a sheep model.

@article{Seligson1997InVS,
  title={In vivo study of stainless steel and Ti-13Nb-13Zr bone plates in a sheep model.},
  author={David Seligson and Samir Mehta and Arun K Mishra and Thomas J. Fitzgerald and D W Castleman and Andra H. James and Michael J. Voor and Jim Been and Akbar Nawab},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1997},
  volume={343},
  pages={213-23}
}
A sheep study was performed to compare the in vivo performance of bone plates of 316L stainless steel and a new titanium alloy, titanium + 13% niobium + 13% zirconium (Ti-13Nb-13Zr), which had been subjected to a diffusion hardening treatment to produce a blue, wear resistant surface. Bone plates and screws of stainless steel and diffusion hardened Ti-13Nb-13Zr were implanted in adult sheep, in one group (with unosteotomized femurs) for 16 weeks, and in the other (with osteotomized femurs) for… CONTINUE READING

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