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Hard Tissue Preparation

Experimental implant research is the implantation of small implants in the bones of animals. The purpose is to examine how a given treatment effects the fixation of an implant. The fixation of an implant can, among others, be illustrated by the use of ”biomechanical push-out test” and ”histomorphometry”. In order to execute these tests, the bones containing the implants have to go through a time-consuming preparation:

The implant bone block is divided in two by means of the Exact bone saw. Half of the block is immediately frozen to -20°C and saved for later use in the "biomechanical push-out test”. The other half is dehydrated in alcohol, colored with basic fusin, and embedded in plastic (polymethylmetacrylate). When embedded, 20-30 µm thin slices are cut off the implant bone block. These slices are used for ”histomorphometric” analysis.

The preparation and cutting of bone containing implants is a technically demanding procedure performed by experienced laboratory technicians at the Orthopaedic Research Lab.

 
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Publications
No effect of cognitive behavioral patient education for patients with pain catastrophizing before total knee arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial.
Birch S, Stilling M, Mechlenburg I, Hansen TB.
Weight Loss Intervention Before Total Knee Replacement: A 12-Month Randomized Controlled Trial.
Liljensøe A, Laursen JO, Bliddal H, Søballe K, Mechlenburg I.
Asymmetry and pelvic movements 6 months after total hip replacement Secondary analyses from a randomized controlled trial.
Mikkelsen LR, Petersen AK, Søballe K, Mikkelsen SS, Mechlenburg I.
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