Maximum temperatures of 89°C recorded during the mechanical preparation of 35 femoral heads for resurfacing

Richard Baker, Michael Whitehouse, Michael Kilshaw, Morreica Pabbruwe, Robert Spencer, Ashley Blom, Gordon Bannister

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Abstract

We noticed that our instruments were often too hot to touch after preparing the femoral head for resurfacing, and questioned whether the heat generated could exceed temperatures known to cause osteonecrosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-73
Number of pages5
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Volume82
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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