Cementless total hip arthroplasty was performed in 13 dogs. The acetabular component was anchored with two biodegradable devices (polylactic acid) in seven dogs and with two titanium screws in six dogs. At 14 weeks, histomorphometric determinations of bony ingrowth into the porous coating of the acetabular weight bearing dome was 54.4% when fixed with the biodegradable devices and 58.9% when fixed with the titanium screws (no statistically significant difference; p = 0.556). At the sites of fixation, less bony ingrowth occurred with the biodegradable devices. The use of biodegradable devices in total hip arthroplasty should overcome the potential metal corrosion of titanium screws that can lead to polyethylene wear.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Clinical orthopaedics and related research|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine