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Phagocytosis of chromium during patellar osteoarthritic remodelling associated with a knee prosthesis

Published inVirchows Archiv. A. Pathological anatomy and histology, vol. 382, no. 1, p. 119-126
Publication date1979
Abstract

The report is of an anatomico-pathological and electron probe microanalyzer study of a patella with osteoarthritic remodelling, that had been in contact with a cast cobalt-chromium-molybdenum prosthesis for two years and seven months. Abrasion of the metal resulted in preferential phagocytosis of chromium, principally in the wall of an osteoarthritis cyst. This observation indicates that a substance administered by intra-articular pathway for the treatment of osteoarthritis can become phagocytosed, and quite deeply, in the remodelled bone.

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Keywords
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint prosthesis
  • Metal phagocytosis
  • Chromium
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LAGIER, René, BERTRAND, Jean. Phagocytosis of chromium during patellar osteoarthritic remodelling associated with a knee prosthesis. In: Virchows Archiv. A. Pathological anatomy and histology, 1979, vol. 382, n° 1, p. 119–126. doi: 10.1007/BF01102746
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