Titanium Porous-Coated Implant-Bone Interface in Total Joint Arthroplasty

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Abstract

Cementless fixation has been a principal method for fixation of orthopedic implants for decades. Accordingly, different rough and porous surfaces have been developed and applied in clinical use. A variety of these coatings are continuously investigated in order to improve bone–implant integration and enhance osteogenesis at the implant surface. One of the most important elements used in joint arthroplasty is titanium.

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  1. 1.Laboratory of Orthopaedics and Biomechanics, School of MedicineUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece

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