Post Mortem Retrievals
Rare and valuable feedback can be gained by studying retrieved post mortem specimens. This is possible on a large scale in Hamburg. Implanted specimens are analysed with the implant in situ, whereby sections are made either using histological techniques, or non-invasively using CT scanning (Titanium only) and documented for quality of implant anchorage. Mechanical tests are applied to measure implantation stability or strength (all histological sections to be displayed on this website in 2013).
Gebert de Uhlenbrock, A., Püschel, V., Püschel, K., Morlock, M.M., Bishop, N.E., “Influence of time in-situ and implant type on fixation strength of cemented tibial trays - A post mortem retrieval analysis”, Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon),07/2012;27(9): 929-35, 2012
Püschel-et-al, Anchorage of Well-Functioning Tibial Implants – A Post Mortem Analysis, ORS, New Orleans-2010-abstract
N. E. Bishop, M. Schoenwald, P. Schultz, K. Püschel, and M. M. Morlock. The condition of the cement mantle in femoral hip prosthesis implantations--a post mortem retrieval study. Hip.Int. 19 (2):87-95, 2009