Titanium Powder on Surface Conditioning of Osseointegrable Surgical Implants Topographics Aspects

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Osseointegrable surgical implants are usually made on titanium or titanium alloys. The osseointegration process is improved by surface conditioning of these implants, increasing surface area with no loosing of bio-compatibility, i.e., without contamination by non bio-compatible materials. The surface conditioning of these implants might be accomplished in different ways: blasting, chemical etching, deposition, etc. Two alternatives considering titanium powders are discussed in this work: blasting and plasma spraying deposition. Results are presented in terms of topography of osseointegrable surgical implants through scanning electron microscopy techniques.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 530-531)

Edited by:

Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho

Pages:

310-314

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.530-531.310

Citation:

D. Rodrigues et al., "Titanium Powder on Surface Conditioning of Osseointegrable Surgical Implants Topographics Aspects", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 530-531, pp. 310-314, 2006

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November 2006

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