Fixation of revision implants is improved by new surgical technique to crack the sclerotic endosteal rim

S. Kold, K. Søballe, O. Mouzin, X. Chen, M. Toft, J. Bechtold

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Abstract

We used an experimental model producing a tissue response with a sclerotic endosteal neo-cortical rim associated with implant loosening in humans: a 6 mm PMMA cylinder pistoned 500 μm concentrically in a 7.5 mm hole, with polyethylene particles. At a second operation at eight weeks, the standard revision procedure removed the fibrous membrane in one knee, and the crack revision procedure was used to crack the sclerotic endosteal rim in the contralateral knee. Once stability was achieved following the revision procedures, loaded Ti plasma sprayed implants were inserted into the revision cavities of 8 dogs for an additional 4 weeks. Revision implant fixation (ultimate shear strength and energy absorption) was significantly enhanced by cracking the sclerotic endosteal rim. In conclusion, we demonstrated a simple technique of cracking the sclerotic endosteal rim as an additional method for improving revision fixation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalHIP International
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Fixation of revision implants
  • Rim cracking technique

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