volume 6, issue 3, P193-199 1972
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820060308
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Abstract: SummarySilicone rubber implants removed from patients undergoing revision arthroplasty were examined for breakage and cracks and analyzed for lipid content. No relationship was observed between lipids extracted from the implants and the implantation time. Neither was the absorption of lipids and the incidence of breakage of the implants found to be related. Various factors contributing to the possible failure and breakage of the joint implants are discussed.