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Fig. 5 | Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research

Fig. 5

From: Double-layered antibiotic-loaded cement spacer as a novel alternative for managing periprosthetic joint infection: an in vitro study

Fig. 5

ac Compressive strength test. a The sample was secured so that the holes did not contact the load surface. b Representative load-displacement curve of the compressive strength test. The solid line shows the load-displacement curve of D-L spacer and the dotted line shows that of PMMA spacer. These curves indicate the failure mechanisms. c Compressive strength of the D-L spacer (black triangle) and PMMA spacer (black circle). Dotted and solid bars show the averages of compressive strength of PMMA and D-L spacers, respectively. Compressive strength was significantly greater (P < 0.01) in the PMMA spacer than in the D-L spacer

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