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Volume 2 , Issue 3
Fall 1987

Pages 149-152


A simplified model for studying bone ingrowth

John C. Keller, Ph.D./Franklin A. Young, D.Sc./Thomas M. Trancik, M.D.


PMID: 3481356

A simplified porous, hollow, cylindrical implant design and a rabbit animal model were developed to study bone ingrowth into porous implants using plastic-embedded groundsection microscopic techniques. It was found that bone ingrowth was independent of pore size in the 0.6 to 1.0 mm pore-size range: however, ingrowth of bone increased significantly by 8 weeks after implantation.


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