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The use of corundum ceramic implants after excision of tumours of the extremities

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Summary

Implants of corundum ceramic have been used in the treatment of 38 patients with bony tumours of the limbs. Data are presented concerning the replacement with ceramic implants of the joint ends and diaphyseal defects of long bones, as well as in various bones of the hand and foot. Experiments carried out over a long period have shown that corundum ceramic is a strong material and is biologically inert.

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Les auteurs ont utilisé des implants de céramique pour le traitement de 38 sujets porteurs de tumeurs osseuses des membres. Ils présentent un certain nombre de données concernant le remplacement des extrémités articulaires et les pertes de substances diaphysaires des os longs, ainsi que de divers os de la main et du pied.

Cette expérimentation poursuivie pendant une longue période a montré que la céramique est un matériau solide et biologiquement inerte.

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Correspondence to O. N. Gudushauri.

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Gudushauri, O.N., Gagulashvili, A.D., Chkhatarashvili, M.L. et al. The use of corundum ceramic implants after excision of tumours of the extremities. International Orthopaedics 11, 125–128 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00266697

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Key words

  • Bone tumours
  • Bone defects
  • Replacement
  • Ceramic implants