Characterization of New Bone Constituted at the Interface with Implant by Synchrotron Radiation
Technology developments of implant composition and manufacture have been used in the medical field. Several different implants have been developed with varying degrees of commercial success. As a long-term establishment is a measure of the therapeutic success, it is necessary to use biocompatible implants in order to have good mechanical and fracture resistance of new bone reconstructed at the interface with the implant. Titanium (Ti-Al-4V) implants coated with hydroxyapatite (HAp), Ca10 (PO4)6 (OH)2 are widely used in orthopedic applications in order to obtain a stable and functional direct connection between the bone and the implant. At the implant-bone interface the new bone reconstituted after implantation must have the same orientation as the natural bone in order to accept the implant. Therefore we studied the texture and the crystallinity of the new bone crystals reconstituted at the interface applying by high-energy synchrotron radiation on beamline ID15 at ESRF in Grenoble, France.
Y. Akiniwa, K. Akita and H. Suzuki
A. Benmarouane et al., "Characterization of New Bone Constituted at the Interface with Implant by Synchrotron Radiation", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 652, pp. 185-190, 2010