3D-Additive Deposition of an Antibacterial and Osteogenic Silicon Nitride Coating on Orthopaedic Titanium Substrate
Author(s): Youssef JA, Myhre SL, Bal BS J Musculoskelet Disord Treat 2:009
The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of the Amedica – TL fusion device in two patients with a history of posterior lumbar interbody spinal fusion… Read More »
Author(s): B.J. McEntire, B.S. Bal, M.N. Rahaman, J. Chevalier, G. Pezzotti Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 35, Issue 16, December 2015
Advanced bioceramics have played integral roles in treatment modalities for damaged or diseased human joints and osseous defects. This paper reviews the use… Read More »
Author(s): Bal BS, McEntire BJ, Bock R, Jones E, Rahaman M. Transatlantic Orthopaedic Congress , October 3-5, 2014. New York: ICJR Press; 2014:1–2.
These results show that the surface composition and properties of Si3N4 can be engineered over a wide range Co, from a purely oxide (silica) sur… Read More »
Author(s): Nabil L. Muhanna , M.D. Northeast Georgia Medical Center IRB Reference Number FY14-08-481
A patient underwent two separate spinal surgeries, the first using two PEEK spinal implants and the second, three years later, using a ceramic silicon nitri… Read More »
Author(s): McEntire, B. J., Lakshminarayanan, A., Bal, B. S., Webster, T., Ercan, B., & Gorth, D. Bone Joint J, 95-B(SUPP 15), 129.
Superior bone ingrowth and resistance to bacterial infection are ideal for orthopaedic implants. We compared new bone formation, strength of bone bondi… Read More »
Author(s): Bodišová K, Kašiarová M, Domanická M, et al. Ceram Int. 2013;39(7):8355–8362.
Porous silicon nitride ceramics having properties similar to the human trabecular bone have been sintered and characterized in order to develop a… Read More »
Author(s): B.S. Bal, M.N. Rahaman Acta Biomater. 2012 Aug;8(8):2889-98. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2012.04.031. Epub 2012 Apr 26.
Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is a ceramic material developed for industrial applications that demand high strength and fracture resistance under extreme operating conditions… Read More »
Author(s): Webster TJ, Patel AA, Rahaman MN, Sonny Bal B. Acta Biomater. 2012 Dec;8(12):4447-54. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2012.07.038. Epub 2012 Jul 31.
Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is an industrial ceramic used in spinal fusion and maxillofacial reconstruction. Maximizing bone formation and minimiz… Read More »
Author(s): Skidmore G. Medco Forum. 2012;19(48):1–2.
Introduction: Infection after spine surgery with instrumentation is becoming a common pathology, with reported infection rates ranging from 0.7% to 11.9%, d… Read More »
Author(s): McEntire BJ. Ceramic Industry;Sep2010, Vol. 160 Issue 9, p26
The article offers information on silicon nitride ceramics, the next platform technology in orthopaedic devices industry. It notes how ceramic mat… Read More »
Author(s): Anderson MC, Olsen R. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2010 Mar 15;92(4):1598-605. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.32498.
Achieving solid skeletal attachment is a requirement for the clinical success of orthopedic implants. Porous or roughened surfaces and coatings ha… Read More »
Author(s): C.C. Guedes e Silva, B. König Jr., M.J. Carbonari, M. Yoshimoto, S. Allegrini Jr., J.C. Bressiani. Materials Characterization 5 9(2008) 1339 – 1341.
Silicon nitride has demonstrated to be a potential candidate for clinical applications because it is a non-cytotoxic material and has satisfactory… Read More »
Author(s): Walid Waked, MD and Jonathan Grauer, MD
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Read More »
Author(s): R. Jugdaohsingh J Nutr Health Aging. 2007 ; 11(2): 99–110.
Author(s): Neumann A, Unkel C, Werry C, Herborn CU, Maier HR, Ragoss C, Jahnke K. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Jun;134(6):923-30.
The favorable properties of silicon nitride (Si3N4) ceramics, such as high mean strength level and fracture toughness, suggest biomedical use as a… Read More »
Author(s): Neumann A, Jahnke K, Maier HR, Ragoss C. Laryngorhinootologie. 2004 Dec;83(12):845-51.
With regard to its favorable physical properties, silicon nitride ceramic is considered as biomaterial for human medical application. Minor contro… Read More »
Author(s): A. Neumann, M. Kramps, Chr. Ragoß, H.R. Maier, K. Jahnke. Mat.-wiss. u. Werkstofftech., 35: 569–573. doi: 10.1002/mawe.200400778
Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is a ceramic known for its high performance characterized by fracture toughness, high wear resistance and low coefficie… Read More »
Author(s): Ogura N, Kawada M, Chang WJ, Zhang Q, Lee SY, Kondoh T, Abiko Y. J Oral Sci. 2004 Dec;46(4):207-13.
The ability of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) to differentiate into osteoblasts was examined through the use of osteogenic induction medium… Read More »
Author(s): Sorrell, CC, Hardcastle, PH, Druitt, RK, Howlett, CR, and McCartney, ER. Proceedings of the 7th World Biomaterials Congress, May 17-21, 2004, Sydney, Australia.
Findings: Thirty patients with long-term spinal degeneration problems underwent anterior interbody fusion of the lower spine using reaction bonded silicon n… Read More »
Author(s): Amaral M, Costa MA, Lopes MA, Silva RF, Santos JD, Fernandes MH. Biomaterials. 2002 Dec;23(24):4897-906.
The in vitro osteocompatibility of a novel Si3N4-bioglass composite (70-30% weight proportion) with improved mechanical properties (fracture t… Read More »
Author(s): Howlett CR, McCartney E, Ching W. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 13030 Jul;(244):293-304.
This article presents a morphologic assessment of the effect of silicon nitride ceramic (Si3N4) on rabbit marrow stromal cells and their different… Read More »
Author(s): Marjoire C WAng, MD, MPH, Mikesh Shivatoki, BSc, Rodney A. Sparapani, PhD, Changbin Guo, PhD, Purushottam W. Laud, PhD, Anne B. Nattinger, MD, MPH
To examine readmissions within 30 days of hospital discharge, reasons for readmission, and predictors of readmission among patients undergoing elective cerv… Read More »
Author(s): Arts MP, Wolfs JFC, Corbin TP. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013;14(1):244.
Background: Anterior cervical discectomy with interbody fusion cages is considered the standard surgical procedure in patients with cervical disc herniation… Read More »
The SNAP trial: a double blind multi-center randomized controlled trial of a silicon nitride versus a PEEK cage in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in patients with symptomatic degenerative lumbar disc disorders: study protocol
Author(s): Kersten RF, van Gaalen SM, Arts MP, et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014, 15:57
Background: Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages have been widely used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disorders, and show good clinical results. Read More »
Author(s): Roy D. Bloebaum, Ph.D. University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics