volume 9, issue 6, P699-707 1975
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820090614
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Abstract: Because of the unique properties for swelling in a fluid medium and variable modulus of elasticity, hydrophilic methacrylates may be of potential usefulness for implanting prosthetic devices in bone. To investigate the biocompatibility, electron micrographic studies were done on specimens of poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) imbedded in bone for varying periods of time. Ultrastructural examination revealed progressive ossification of surrounding connective tissue up to the tissue polymer junction over a 6 mont…

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