Investigation of Implant Bone Interface with Non-Invasive Methods: Numerical Simulation, Strain Gauges and Optical Coherence Tomography
The quality of the evaluation of implant insertion could be investigated by implant bone interface analysis. In this study the numerical simulation, tensional stamps and optical coherence tomography as a noninvasive method were used in order to evaluate these interfaces. The system contains two interferometers and one scanner. For each incident analysis a stuck made of 61 slices was obtain. These slices were used in order to obtain a 3D model of the implant bone interface. The results obtained point out the existence of gaps between the implant and the bone. In conclusion the optical coherence tomography could be used for implant bone interface investigation.
S. Antonie et al., "Investigation of Implant Bone Interface with Non-Invasive Methods: Numerical Simulation, Strain Gauges and Optical Coherence Tomography", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 399, pp. 193-198, 2009