Histopathology and metallurgical analysis of a removed Lane plate at 53 years postimplantation: A case report

Richard R. Tarr, Rolando Jorge, Loren L. Latta, Latifa Ghandur‐Mnaymneh

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Abstract

A vanadium steel Lane plate with nickel coating and low grade steel screws were removed from a patient 53 years postimplantation. Corrosion of the parts was extreme, but the reaction in the surrounding tissues was surprisingly quiescent under the circumstances. By today's standards, the materials, their application, and their performance were totally unacceptable. However, the biological system tolerated this 'insult' well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-792
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Biomedical Materials Research
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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