Porous-coated acetabular component. Quantitative assessment of normal radiophosphate uptake as a function of implant age.


Journal Article

A computer-assisted quantitative analysis was undertaken of normal radiophosphate bone uptake adjacent to the porous-coated acetabular component in asymptomatic patients. Implants ranged from 1.6 to 49 months of age. In 62 hips, it was found that implants newer than 12 months of age had uptakes that were significantly greater than those 12 months or older. Between 12 and 49 months, there was no correlation with age, indicating a stabilization of the remodeling process.

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Cited Authors

  • Rosenthall, L; Chen, LF; Ghazal, ME; Brooks, CE

Published Date

  • November 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 810 - 811

PubMed ID

  • 1752088

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1752088

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-0229

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-9762

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00003072-199111000-00002


  • eng