alexa Elongation of brachymetatarsy with ceramic implant: a roentgenographic evaluation of its utility.
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Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics

Author(s): Yonenobu K, Takaoka K, Tsuyuguchi Y, Ono K, Tada K

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Abstract The metatarsal bone was elongated by intercalary implantation of a single-crystal alumina ceramic in 7 patients with brachymetatarsy. The implants were encased with new bone 24 months after surgery and resulted in 5.2 to 9.2 mm elongation of the metatarsal bone. The response of the bone to the ceramic implant was observed roentgenographically. No resorption or pseudoarthrosis of the bones, nor loosening or breakage of the implants, were observed. The alumina ceramic implant proved to be a useful substitute for a bone graft, because of its biocompatibility and strength. This article was published in J Biomed Mater Res and referenced in Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics

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