Thin Calcium Phosphate Coatings for Medical Implants

  • Betty León
  • John Jansen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. John A. Jansen, Betty León
    Pages 1-8
  3. Pierre Layrolle, Guy Daculsi
    Pages 19-21
  4. Bas Feddes, Pio González, Julia Serra, Juan Pou, Stefano Chiussi, Joop G. C. Wolke et al.
    Pages 25-66
  5. Ulrich M. Gross, Dirk Lassner
    Pages 67-99
  6. Joo L. Ong, Yunzhi Yang, Sunho Oh, Mark Appleford, Weihui Chen, Yongeing Liu et al.
    Pages 175-198
  7. Eng San Thian, Serena M. Best
    Pages 199-214
  8. Dieter Scharnweber, Susanne Bierbaum
    Pages 215-261
  9. Sander C.G. Leeuwenburgh, Joop G.C. Wolke, Marijke C. Siebers, Joop Schoonman, John A. Jansen
    Pages 263-300
  10. Yuelian Liu, Ernst B. Hunziker
    Pages 301-314
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 317-326

About this book


Thin calcium phosphate coatings of about 10 µm or less can improve the bone response in orthopedic and dental implants by overcoming the drawbacks of commercially successful, thick plasma-sprayed coatings. These alternative coatings have shown better adhesion to a variety of substrates and, because of their uniformity in structure and composition, greater stability in the biological environment. Thin Calcium Phosphate Coatings for Medical Implants presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the preparation, physico-chemical properties, and in vitro and in vivo performance of these bioactive coatings, including comparisons with thick plasma-sprayed techniques. Emphasis is also placed on the benefits of special characterization techniques for this type of thin coating. This book is an essential resource not only for biomaterials researchers and their students, but also for engineers in the design, development, and manufacture of medical implants.


Calcium Phosphate Dental Implants Orthopedic Thin-Coating biomaterial bone polymer

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  • John Jansen

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