Load transfer through a hydroxyapatite-coated canine hip implant

J. A. Szivek, R. C. Kersey, D. W. DeYoung, J. T. Ruth

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Strain transfer near hydroxyapatite (HA) coated canine hip implants was examined using simulated anatomical loading based on in vivo strain measurements. Strain changes near implants relative to intact control values were in excess of 100% for transverse and principal strains for zero time period specimens. Cortical bone loss was noted in all implanted femora. Backscattered electron imaging along the HA-coated sections of the implants showed extensive bone bonded to the coating. Implant surfaces were examined by normal light, ultraviolet light microscopy and histomorphometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-306
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of applied biomaterials
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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