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Vibration-assisted bone-graft compaction in impaction bone grafting of the femur

Bolland, BJRF and New, AMR and Madabhushi, SPG and Oreffo, ROC and Dunlop, DG (2007) Vibration-assisted bone-graft compaction in impaction bone grafting of the femur. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B, 89. pp. 686-692. ISSN 0301-620X

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The complications of impaction bone grafting in revision hip replacement includes fracture of he femur and subsidence of the prosthesis. In this in vitro study we aimed to investigate whether the use of vibration, combined with a perforated tamp during the compaction of morsellised allograft would reduce peak loads and hoop strains in the femur as a surrogate marker of the risk of fracture and whether it would also improve graft compaction and prosthetic stability. We found that the peak loads and hoop strains transmitted to the femoral cortex during graft compaction and subsidence of the stem in subsequent mechanical testing were reduced. This innovative technique has the potential to reduce the risk of intra-operative fracture and to improve graft compaction and therefore prosthetic stability. © 2007 British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron job
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 13:36
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2015 03:20
DOI: 10.1302/0301-620X.89B5.18695