Bone remodelling in a conservative femoral component for hip replacement surgery

M. Shoeb*, M. J. Coathup, J. Witt, P. S. Walker, G. W. Blunn

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The importance of lavage with a detergent solution which obtained a greater depth of cement penetration into bone compared with lavage using 0.9% saline, hydrogen or an alcohol solution was discussed. No significant difference was found in the penetration depth between hydrogen peroxide and saline irrigation nor with hydrogen peroxide and alcohol irrigation. It was observed that irrigation with saline afforded statistically superior cement penetration than that of alcohol lavage. Analysis shows the ability of the detergent solution to provide a clean, debris free cancellous network which consequently provided a significantly greater depth of cement penetration than commonly used irrigating agents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004


ConferenceTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


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