volume 11, issue 2, P157-164 1977
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820110202
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Abstract: Examination of a great number of tissue samples taken from the newly formed capsules surrounding artificial joints reveals small particles of prosthetic material. Abraded from the joint by wear and tear, these particles of plastic, metal, and acrylic cement initiate a foreign-body reaction and result in the formation of granulation tissue, including macrophages and foreign-body giant cells. Typical features of tissue reactions exist for each of the materials from which prostheses are made. The consequent forma…

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