Interporous hydroxyapatite as a bone graft substitute in tibial plateau fractures

R. W. Bucholz, A. Carlton, R. Holmes

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Abstract

The metaphyseal defects in 40 patients with displaced tibial plateau fractures necessitating surgical repair were filled with either cancellous autograft or interporous hydroxyapatite. Roentgenographic and clinical assessments at follow-up periods averaging 15.4 months (autograft) and 34.5 months (hydroxyapatite) demonstrated no significant differences in the two groups. Interporous hydroxyapatite is a safe, effective alternative to autogenous cancellous bone for the filling of metaphyseal defects associated with tibial plateau fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue number240
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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