Influence of metal implants on infection. An experimental study in rabbits.

  title={Influence of metal implants on infection. An experimental study in rabbits.},
  author={Jos{\'e} L Cordero and Luis Munuera and M{\'o}nica Folgueira},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={76 5},
We implanted cylinders of cobalt-chrome or titanium, with smooth or porous surfaces, into rabbit bones which had been inoculated with suspensions of Staphylococcus aureus in various doses. The bacterial concentration required to produce infection of porous-coated titanium implants was 2.5 times smaller than that necessary to infect implants with polished surfaces. Porous-coated cobalt-chromium implants required bacterial concentrations that were 40 times smaller than those needed to infect… CONTINUE READING

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