volume 10, issue 4, P493-502 1976
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820100404
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Abstract: Two of the primary problems of implants in use today result from the materials used in their construction (metal and polyethylene) and from the necessary additional fixation with bone cement. In order to alleviate these well known difficulties, we studied ceramic material (99.7% Al2O3 with 0.25% MgO) which exhibits several advantages in these areas, but has a diminished bending strength. To take advantage of the ceramic material, we tested a cement-free implantation which should allow unhindered growth of bone…

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