Osteoblast proliferation and maturation by bisphosphonates.


Aseptic loosening and osteolysis are currently the most common causes of failure of total joint replacements. Osteolysis is initiated by a macrophage response to wear debris, resulting in localized, osteoclastic peri-implant bone loss. We have previously inhibited osteoclast-mediated bone resorption in a canine total hip arthroplasty model using oral… (More)