Necrosis and Healing in Bone

  • Peter A. Revell

Abstract

This chapter deals with what may seem a miscellany of conditions. Nevertheless, there are some relevant cross-correlations to be made with respect to the pathological processes, for example the appearances of bone necrosis and subsequent healing in relation to fractures, bone grafts and that of fragments of bone broken away at the time of trauma or joint replacement surgery. The following account will deal with the broad areas of fractures, bone grafts, reactions to prostheses and avascular necrosis, with a short section on electrical effects in bone.

Keywords

Fatigue Corticosteroid Polyethylene Tuberculosis Pancreatitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Revell
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Pathology, The London Hospital, Bone and Joint Research UnitThe London Hospital Medical CollegeWhitechapelUK

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