HA-coated implant: Bone interface in total joint arthroplasty

Henrik Daugaard*, Joan E. Bechtold, Kjeld Soballe

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBone-Implant Interface in Orthopedic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Science to Clinical Applications
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781447154099
ISBN (Print)1447154088, 9781447154082
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


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