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.
Volume 50 Number 5, 2013
Pages 709 — 722
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