Research Article| Volume 13, ISSUE 5, P414-418, March 1982

Granulomatosis of bone from high density polyethylene

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      Granulomatous reaction by bone to high density polyethylene can occur if the rate of wear and the volume of the resulting wear products is abnormally great. The phenomenon was found in 6 of 11 patients who had had a Monk soft-top prosthesis inserted more than two years before.
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