Ultrastructural analysis of metal particles released from stainless steel and titanium miniplate components in an animal model.

@article{Matthew1998UltrastructuralAO,
  title={Ultrastructural analysis of metal particles released from stainless steel and titanium miniplate components in an animal model.},
  author={Ian Matthew and John W Frame},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={1998},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={45-50}
}
PURPOSE Low-vacuum scanning electron microscopy (Ivac SEM) was used to characterize the appearance of metal particles released from stressed and unstressed Champy miniplates placed in dogs and to study the relationship of the debris to the surrounding tissues. MATERIALS AND METHODS Under general endotracheal anesthesia, two Champy miniplates (titanium or stainless steel) were placed on the frontal bone in an animal model. One miniplate was bent to fit the curvature of the frontal bone… CONTINUE READING

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