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New method of fixation of in-bone implanted prosthesis

Mark Pitkin, PhD, et al.

We aimed to develop a strong porous pylon that could integrate with the surrounding skin and create a natural barrier against the infection associated with direct skeletal attachment of limb prostheses. This article presents the results on the effectiveness of a new version of the titanium porous composite skin and bone integrated pylon with side fins (SBIP-3). The side fins are designed to improve the bond between the bone and pylon. We found that the space between the fins and the bone into which they were fit was filled with fibrovascular tissue and woven bone. No substantial inflammation was found. We suggest that the proposed method may become an alternative to the established technique of implanting prostheses into the medullary canal of the hosting bone.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.11.0202

Volume 50 Number 5, 2013
   Pages 709 — 722


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This article and any supplemental material should be cited as follows:
Pitkin M, Cassidy C, Muppavarapu R, Raymond J, Shevtsov M, Galibin O, Rousselle SD. New method of fixation of in-bone implanted prosthesis. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(5):709–22.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.11.0202
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