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Implant stability

Arthroplasty attempts to mimick and replace the natural joint function. A new interface between the bone and implant (or cement in cemented arthroplasty) is defined by the implant's material. Fixation and biological response to the component is essential to guarantee implant longevity.

The Laboratory of Biomechanics and Implant Research uses a number of methods to measure primary as well as secondary stability in the lab (in vitro) and the patient (in vivo).

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