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  • 1 Institut für Radiochemie der Technischen Universität München D-8046 Garching (F. R. Germany)
  • | 2 Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München Ismaninger Str. 22 D-8000 München 80 (F. R. Germany)
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Instrumental neutron activation analyses have been carried out on tissues adjacent and distant from metal implants. From the time-dependence of the concentrations of the corrosion products some conclusions have been drawr on the routes of metal transport from the implant. Additionally, the behaviour of haematoma iron has been shown as well as the dependence of the zinc concentrations on different biochemical processes, during implantation and then at the following stages of the development of the metallosis tissue.