Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 11:34:54 +0500
From: Alexander Chelnokov
Subject: Infection - Ti vs stainless steel?
Is there any information about decreased risk of infection with Ti implants comparatively to stainless steel? THX.
Alexander N. Chelnokov
Ural Scientific Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics
str.Bankovsky, 7. Ekaterinburg 620014 Russia
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.
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.