The goal of osseointegration of orthopedic and dental implants is the rapid achievement of a mechanically stable and long lasting fixation between living bone and the implant surface. In total joint replacements of cementless designs, coatings of calcium phosphates were introduced as a means of improving the fixation of implants. Of these, hydroxyapatite (HA) is the most widely used and most extensively investigated. HA is highly osseoconductive, and the positive effect is well documented in both basic and long-term clinical research [1-6]. This chapter describes experimental and clinical studies evaluating bone-implant fixation with HA coatings.
|Title of host publication||Bone-Implant Interface in Orthopedic Surgery|
|Subtitle of host publication||Basic Science to Clinical Applications|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag London Ltd|
|Number of pages||29|
|ISBN (Print)||1447154088, 9781447154082|
|State||Published - 1 Jun 2014|