Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 11:34:54 +0500

From: Alexander Chelnokov

Subject: Infection - Ti vs stainless steel?

Hello All,

Is there any information about decreased risk of infection with Ti implants comparatively to stainless steel? THX.

Best regards,

Alexander N. Chelnokov
Ural Scientific Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
str.Bankovsky, 7. Ekaterinburg 620014 Russia

Reply at: Orthopaedic Trauma Association forum

Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 06:15:08 -0600

From: Andrew H. Schmidt

Here is one:

Arens S, Schlegel U, Printzen G, et al. Influence of materials for fixation implants on local infection: an experimental study of steel versus titanium DCP in rabbits. J Bone Joint Surg Br 78B: 647-51, 1996.

Andy Schmidt

Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 06:44:11 -0600

From: Anglen, Jeffrey

Here's a couple:

Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 12:41:17 -0600

From: Obremskey, William T

Here are some slides that include several of the articles that have been referenced.

Implants may matter.