Mechanical testing of ApaPore-60 as a bone graft extender in a femoral model

K. L. Phipps*, J. Pegrum, N. Smith, G. Blunn

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The mechanical properties of an ApaPore-60/allograft mix using a femoral impaction grafting model for revision hip replacements was investigated. Allograft was impacted in half(Group A) and a 50:50 mix of allograft and ApaPore-60 in other half (Group M). The femoral head was cut off each sawbone and the cancellous bone was impacted into the sawbone using the modified hammer and the forces to measure the consistency of the technique. It was observed that during impaction of the graft the average mean distal impaction force in Group A was 14.6±8kN, and in Group M 14.4±1.4kN.

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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