The rate of bone ingrowth into porous metal
Article first published online: 13 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1976 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research
Volume 10, Issue 2, pages 295–302, March 1976
How to Cite
Camron, H. U., Pilliar, R. M. and Macnab, I. (1976), The rate of bone ingrowth into porous metal. J. Biomed. Mater. Res., 10: 295–302. doi: 10.1002/jbm.820100210
- Issue published online: 13 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 13 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 15 JUL 1975
- Manuscript Received: 4 APR 1975
Experiments have been devised to study the rate of ingrowth of bone into porous metal with pore sizes up to 100 μ and to study the significance of a gap between the porous metal surface and bone.
When the porous coat was in direct apposition with bone, the implant was firmly locked in place after a three week period and the plateau value of implanttissue shear strength was reached at four weeks. A gap of 1.5 mm between the bone and the implant was bridged by new bone wihtin four weeks.