Bone ingrowth into a porous-coated total shoulder component retrieved postmortem

Stephen D. Cook, Robert L. Barrack, Samantha L. Salkeld, Ann B. Prewett, J. Ollie Edmunds

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An uncemented porous-coated humeral component, which functioned in vivo for over 2 1/2 years, was retrieved postmortem and examined histologically. Radiographs of the specimen revealed close approximation to the endosteal cortex medially and laterally. Apposition was limited or absent anteriorly and posteriorly. The overall extent of bone ingrowth was approximately 11% of the available pore volume with over 95% of ingrowth occurring in the medial and lateral quadrants. Bone ingrowth was limited anteriorly and posteriorly to regions in which spot welds were identified radiographically. There were no loose beads or coating failure observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993


  • ingrowth
  • retrieval
  • shoulder


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