Viability of impacted bone allografts under metal mesh at the calcar in revision surgery of the hip.

@article{Buttaro2008ViabilityOI,
  title={Viability of impacted bone allografts under metal mesh at the calcar in revision surgery of the hip.},
  author={Mart{\'i}n Alejandro Buttaro and Giuliana Seraphim de Ara{\'u}jo and Erick Siqueira Ara{\'u}jo and Fernando Mart{\'i}n Comba and Francisco Piccaluga},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={228-31}
}
Metal meshes are used in revision surgery of the hip to contain impacted bone grafts in cases with cortical or calcar defects in order to provide rotational stability to the stem. However, the viability of bone allografts under these metal meshes has been uncertain. We describe the histological appearances of biopsies obtained from impacted bone allografts to the calcar contained by a metal mesh in two femoral reconstructions which needed further surgery at 24 and 33 months after the revision… CONTINUE READING