volume 10, issue 6, P847-856 1976
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820100604
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Abstract: This paper describes the design principles of a new endoprosthesis made of dense aluminum oxide (A12O3) and implanted without bone cement. Mechanical tests and animal experiments have proved the sufficient mechanical strength of the bone-prosthesis connection as well as the biocompatibility of the material. So far, 12 tumor patients selected according to strict indication criteria have been operated on. Both the clinical-radiologic and the first histological findings available are encouraging. Special referenc…

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