The goal of implant retrieval analysis is to advance the understanding of implant performance by evaluation of changes to materials, surfaces, and condition of components after in vivo services. Ultimately, this information is useful to determine the factors that could increase implant lifespan. The retrieval analysis laboratory uses state-of-the-art techniques to analyze histopathology of periprosthetic tissues, gross and microscopic examination of fixation interfaces and evaluation of wear and damage to the implant surfaces.
The JVL Implant Retrieval Lab actively collaborates with multiple surgeons and institutions nationally and internationally.
In conjunction with clinical information and imaging studies, retrieval observations and measurements advance understanding of important factors affecting fixation, stability and wear performance in the patient.
The JVL Implant Retrieval Lab has an extensive archive of retrieved joint replacements and associated tissues spanning four decades, covering several generations of evolving implant designs and concepts.