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Orthopaedic Alloys

  • George L. Lucas
  • Francis W. Cooke
  • Elizabeth A. Friis

Abstract

At the time that Charley Davidson had his fractured tibia treated, it was customary to treat such fractures with an intramedullary rod if the soft tissue wound was not too severe. Tibial rods were customarily made of cobalt-chrome alloy and were quite serviceable, but recently a trend to making such rods out of titanium had developed. Metal is metal, is it not, and why would one type be any better or worse than another?

Keywords

Titanium Alloy Wear Debris Porous Coating Cobalt Alloy Beta Titanium Alloy 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • George L. Lucas
    • 1
  • Francis W. Cooke
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elizabeth A. Friis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Kansas School of MedicineWichitaUSA
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Research Institute, Inc.Via Christi Regional Medical Center- St.Francis CampusWichitaUSA

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