Fixation: A Case Study

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The stability and functionality of prosthesis depends on the fixation between the prosthesis and the surrounding tissue (Ravagloli A & Krajewski A, 1992). Fixation is defined as “the joining or bonding or coupling of the prosthetic component to the musculo-skeletal system such that the prosthetic and biological elements may act together as a single unit in a harmonic way (Black J, 1988). However, stability maintaining between the prosthesis and surrounding tissue throughout the life of the patient is a major problem (Miles A, 2001). Fixation failure is the main cause of failure of total joint replacement. A solution to overcome the long term fixation would mean that total joint replacement could be extended to younger, more active patients.
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