- This guide is directed at orthopedic surgeons to acquire information rapidly while saving as much time as possible
- Contributions and criticisms of many colleagues of different specialities who have contributed to the development and understanding of this challenging and evolving field of pathology
- Practical tool for the identification of the many causes of joint implant failures and their revision
Histological evaluation of the periprosthetic soft and osseous tissues is an important analytical tool. Its standardization is essential to generate accurate and reproducible data which allow comparisons for academic institutions, arthroplasty registries, and governmentregulatory agencies worldwide. It is also part of multidisciplinary evaluation of orthopedic implant failures and provides valuable information to be integrated with the clinical data, allergological tests, radiological exams, microbiological analysis, and biomechanicalassessment of the implant wear.