A Selected Bibliography On Silicone Polymer Skeletal Implantation

Ralph Lusskin, M.D. Walter A. L. Thompson, M.D. Arturo Pena, M.D. Shiva Sanwal, M.D.


A preliminary report of our research program at New York University School of Medicine involving periskeletal silicone polymer implants was published in the Inter-Clinic Information Bulletin, Volume VIII, Number 3, December 1968. This report, "The Control of Adventitious Bone Formation in Amputation Surgery With Silicone Polymer Implants," did not contain a bibliography as we did not consider that one was required by the nature of the material presented. However, a number of requests for a bibliography have been received. We are, therefore, submitting this selected bibliography of biological and material research to complement our previous presentation.

  1. Bassett. C.A.L.: "Current Concepts of Bone Formation," The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Instructional Course Lectures, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 44-A1217-1244, September 1962.

  2. Bassett, C.A.L.: "Environmental and Cellular Factors Regulating Osteogenesis." Bone Biodynamics, Frost (ed.), Little, Brown and Company, Inc., 1964.

  3. Bassett, C.A.L., Creighton, D.K., and Stinchfield, F.E.: "Contributions of Endosteum, Cortex, and Soft Tissues to Osteogenesis," Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, 112:145-152, February 1961.

  4. Bassett, C.A.L., and Ruedi, T.P.: "Transformation of Fibrous Tissue to Bone in Vivo," Nature, 209:988-989, March 5, 1966.

  5. Boone, J.L., and Braley, S.A.: "The Resistance of Silicone Rubbers to Body Fluids." Dow Corning Center for Aid to Medical Research, Midland, Michigan, 1966.

  6. Braley, S.A.: "The Silicones as Tools in Biological Engineering," Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering, 3:127-136, 1965.

  7. Braley, S.A.: "The Silicones as Subdermal Engineering Materials," Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 146:148-157, 1968.

  8. Brown, J.B., Fryer, M.P., Kollias, P., Ohlwiler, D.A., and Templeton, J.B.: "Silicone and Teflon Prostheses, Including Full Jaw Substitution." Laboratory and Clinical Studies of Etheron.Annals of Surgery, 157:932-943, June 1963.

  9. Brown, J.B., Fryer, M.P., and Lu, M.: "Polyvinyl and Silicone Compounds as Subcutaneous Prostheses," Archives of Surgery, 68:744-751, June 1954.

  10. Brown, J.B., Fryer, M.P., Randall, P., and Lu, M.: "Silicones in Plastic Surgery," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 12:374-376, 1953.

  11. Brown, J.B., Ohlwiler, D.A., and Fryer, M.P.: "Investigation and Use of Dimethyl Siloxones, Halogenated Carbons, and Polyvinyl Alcohol as Subcutaneous Prostheses," Annals of Surgery, 152:534-547, September 1960.

  12. Hurley, L.A., Stinchfield, F.E., Bassett, C.A.L., and Lyon, W.H.: "The Role of Soft Tissues in Osteogenesis," Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 41-A:1243-1254, October 1959.

  13. Hulth, A., and Olerud, S.: "Studies on Amputation Stumps in Rabbits," Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 44-B:431-435, May 1962.

  14. Kelly, P.J.: "Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology of the Blood Supply of Bones," The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Instructional Course Lecture, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 50-A:766-783, June 1968.

  15. Nulsen, F.E., and Spitz, E.B.: "Treatment of Hydrocephalus by Direct Shunt from Ventricle to Jugular Vein," Surgical Forum, 2:399-403, 1952.

  16. Rhinelander, F.W.: "The Normal Microcirculation of Diaphyseal Cortex and Its Response to Fracture," The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Instructional Course Lecture, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 50-A:784-800, June 1968.

  17. Starr, A., and Edwards, M.L.: "Mitral Replacement: Clinical Experience With a Ball-Valve Prosthesis," Annals of Surgery, 154:726-740, October 1961.

  18. Swanson, A.B.: "Improving End-Bearing Characteristics of Lower Extremity Amputation Stumps," Inter-Clinic Information Bulletin, 5:1-7, February 1966.

  19. Swanson, A.B.: "A Flexible Implant for Replacement of Arthritic or Destroyed Joints in the Hand," Inter-Clinic Information Bulletin, 6:16-19, December 1966.

  20. Zaccalini, P., and Urist, M.R.: "Traumatic Periosteal Proliferations in Rabbits," Journal of Trauma, 4:344-357, May 1964.

  21. "Plastics in Surgical Implants: A Symposium," American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, 1965.

Ralph Lusskin, M.D., Walter A. L. Thompson, M.D., Arturo Pena, M.D. and Shiva Sanwal, M.D. are associated with the New York University Medical Center New York, New York