Vitalization of porous polyethylene (Medpor®) with chondrocytes promotes early implant vascularization and incorporation into the host tissue.

@article{Ehrmantraut2012VitalizationOP,
  title={Vitalization of porous polyethylene (Medpor®) with chondrocytes promotes early implant vascularization and incorporation into the host tissue.},
  author={Susanne Ehrmantraut and Andreas Naumann and Vivienne Willnecker and Stephanie Akinyemi and Christina Koerbel and Claudia Scheuer and Andrea E Meyer-Lindenberg and Michael Dieter Menger and Matthias W Laschke},
  journal={Tissue engineering. Part A},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 15-16},
  pages={1562-72}
}
Porous polyethylene (Medpor(®)) is frequently used in craniofacial reconstructive surgery. The successful incorporation of this alloplastic biomaterial depends on adequate vascularization. Here, we analyzed whether the early vascularization of porous polyethylene can be accelerated by vitalization with human chondrocytes. For this purpose, small polyethylene samples were coated with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a suspension of PRP and human chondrocytes. Uncoated polyethylene samples served as… CONTINUE READING

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