Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
The effect of in vivo electrical stimulation on the interfacial strength between porous titanium implants and cortical bone was studied in mongrel dogs. The interfacial shear strength of the stimulated implants was consistently greater than that of controls. No difference could be observed in the quality of bone ingrowth. The data suggest that the rate and quantity of bone ingrowth were enhanced by electrical stimulation.
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