The extent of bone remodelling under metal fixation plates attached to bone by (i) normal screw fixation and (ii) bone ingrowth into a porous metallic surface underlayer sintered to the metal plate was investigated. Extensive bone remodelling was observed under the integrally bonded porous surface layered plate. This remodelling could be attributed to the more extensive stress transfer from bone to metal plate because of the good bone‐to‐implant bonding. The importance of stress shielding with high stiffness implants is demonstrated.
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- Biomedical Engineering