Vital staining of bone in stable, retrieved femoral surface replacement prostheses: a microscopic study of undecalcified ground sections.

@article{Morberg2001VitalSO,
  title={Vital staining of bone in stable, retrieved femoral surface replacement prostheses: a microscopic study of undecalcified ground sections.},
  author={P H Morberg and Carina B. Johansson and Astor Reigstad and Magne R\okkum},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={1004-9}
}
We used vital staining with tetracycline to detect viability of bone at the bone-cement interface in 11 stable ICLH femoral surface replacement prostheses that were retrieved at revision surgery for acetabular loosening. The resected femoral heads were processed for undecalcified ground sections with the prostheses in situ. All sections showed direct bone… CONTINUE READING