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Contemp Orthop. 1990 Mar;20(3):273-9.

The use of ultrasonic tools in revision arthroplasty procedures.

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Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.


Cemented and uncemented prostheses removed from bone using ultrasonic tools were evaluated grossly, microscopically, and microradiographically. The findings in this study indicate that application of an ultrasonic tool to the intramedullary canal is a safe method for removal of a variety of components. In addition, when the energy is coupled directly to the metallic component, it can be separated from the cement-bone or prosthesis-bone interface instantly.

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