The articulation of joints poses more problems than long bone fracture repairs. These include wear, corrosion, and their products, as well as complicated dynamics of movement. In addition, the massive nature of totally replacing such joints as the knee and elbow near the skin also renders the possibility of infection greater. More important, if the replacement fails for any reason it is harder to replace the joint a second time because a large portion of the natural tissue has been destroyed.
KeywordsFemoral Head Bone Cement Joint Replacement Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene Dental Implant
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