Published in Physician Law Weekly, March 23rd, 2005
In a recent study from the United States, a "goat model of revision hip arthroplasty was used to examine the histology and mechanical performance of impaction grafting using two femoral stems varying in stem surface finish."
"There were no significant mechanical or qualitative histologic differences between smooth, tapered, polished stems and step-cut, grit-blasted stems," reported A.L. Malkani and coauthors at the University of Louisville.
"Allograft distribution, bone incorpation, and cement mantle thickness were not uniform within the femoral...
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