Interporous hydroxyapatite as a bone graft substitute in tibial plateau fractures

R. W. Bucholz, A. Carlton, R. Holmes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

236 Scopus citations


The metaphyseal defects in 40 patients with displaced tibial plateau fractures necessitating surgical repair were filled with either cancellous autograft or interporous hydroxyapatite. Roentgenographic and clinical assessments at follow-up periods averaging 15.4 months (autograft) and 34.5 months (hydroxyapatite) demonstrated no significant differences in the two groups. Interporous hydroxyapatite is a safe, effective alternative to autogenous cancellous bone for the filling of metaphyseal defects associated with tibial plateau fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Interporous hydroxyapatite as a bone graft substitute in tibial plateau fractures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this