Ceramics and ceramic coatings in orthopaedics

Ceramics and ceramic coatings in orthopaedics

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 »

Surface modulation of silicon nitride ceramics for orthopaedic applications

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 »

Bioceramics for Hip Joints: The Physical Chemistry Viewpoint

Author(s): Pezzotti G. Materials (Basel). 2014;7:4367–4410.

Which intrinsic biomaterial parameter governs and, if quantitatively monitored, could reveal to us the actual lifetime potential of advanced hip j… Read More »

Bioceramics for Hip Joints: The Physical Chemistry Viewpoint

Author(s): Pezzotti G. Materials 2014, 7(6), 4367-4410; doi:10.3390/ma7064367

Which intrinsic biomaterial parameter governs and, if quantitatively monitored, could reveal to us the actual lifetime potential of advanced hip j… Read More »

Bearing surfaces in hip replacement – Evolution and likely future

Author(s): Kumar N, Arora GNC, Datta B. Med J Armed Forces India. 2014 Oct;70(4):371-6. doi: 10.1016/j.mjafi.2014.04.015. Epub 2014 Aug 4.

Total hip arthroplasty has evolved from the first total hip arthroplasty in 1938, through the revolutionization of hip arthroplasty by principles… Read More »

Future bearing surfaces in total hip arthroplasty

Author(s): Chang JD. Clin Orthop Surg. 2014;6(1):110–6. doi: 10.4055/cios.2014.6.1.110. Epub 2014 Feb 14.

One of the most important issues in the modern total hip arthroplasty (THA) is the bearing surface. Extensive research on bearing surfaces is bein… Read More »

Decreased bacteria activity on Si3N4 surfaces compared to PEEK or titanium

Author(s): Gorth DJ, Puckett S, Ercan B, Webster TJ, Rahaman M, Bal BS. Int J Nanomedicine. 2012;7:4829-40. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S35190. Epub 2012 Sep 7.

A significant need exists for orthopedic implants that can intrinsically resist bacterial colonization. In this study, three biomaterials that are… Read More »

Orthopedic Applications of Silicon Nitride Ceramics

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 »

Fabrication and Evaluation of SixNy Coatings for Total Joint Replacements

Author(s): Olofsson J, Pettersson M, Teuscher N, Heilmann A, Larsson K, Grandfield K, Persson C, Jacobson S, Engqvist H. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2012 Aug;23(8):1879-89. doi: 10.1007/s10856-012-4625-3. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

Wear particles from the bearing surfaces of joint implants are one of the main limiting factors for total implant longevity. Si3N4 is a potent… Read More »

Evaluation of silicon nitride as a wear resistant and resorbable alternative for total hip joint replacement

Author(s): Olofsson J, Grehk TM, Berlind T, Persson C, Jacobson S, Engqvist H. Biomatter. 2012 Apr-Jun;2(2):94-102. doi: 10.4161/biom.20710.

Many of the failures of total joint replacements are related to tribology, i.e., wear of the cup, head and liner. Accumulation of wear particles a… Read More »

Silicon nitride films for the protective functional coating: Blood compatibility and biomechanical property study

Author(s): Shi Z, Wang Y, Du C, Huang N, Wang L, Ning C. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2012 Dec;16:9-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.06.020. Epub 2012 Aug 21.

Behaviors of silicon nitride films and their relation to blood compatibility and biomechanical have been interesting subjects to researchers. A sy… Read More »

Evaluation of silicon nitride as a wear resistant and resorbable alternative for total hip joint replacement

Author(s): Olofsson J, Grehk TM, Berlind T, Persson C, Jacobson S, Engqvist H. Biomatter. 2012 Apr-Jun;2(2):94-102. doi: 10.4161/biom.20710.

Many of the failures of total joint replacements are related to tribology, i.e., wear of the cup, head and liner. Accumulation of wear particles a… Read More »

Silicon Nitride Ceramics: The Future of Orthopaedic Surgery

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 »

On the possibility of silicon nitride as a ceramic for structural orthopaedic implants. Part II: chemical stability and wear resistance in body environment

Author(s): Mazzocchi M, Gardini D, Traverso PL, Faga MG, Bellosi A. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2008 Aug;19(8):2889-901. doi: 10.1007/s10856-008-3437-y. Epub 2008 Apr 15.

In Part I, the processing, microstructure and mechanical properties of three silicon nitride-based ceramics were examined and their non-toxicity w… Read More »

Ceramics for Medical Applications: A Picture for the Next 20 Years

Author(s): Chevalier J, Gremillard L. Ceram Soc. 2009;29(7):1245–1255. doi:10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2008.08.025

High-tech ceramics have always been associated to medical devices: they are used today as femoral heads and acetabular cups for total hip replacem… Read More »

Ceramic Materials in Total Joint Arthroplasty

Author(s): B. Sonny Bal, MD, Jonathan Garino, MD, Michael Ries, MD and Mohamed N. Rahaman, PhD. Semin Arthro 17:94-101 2006. doi:10.1053/j.sart.2006.09.002

Bearing surfaces made of ceramic materials are an alternative to metal-on-polyethylene (PE) articulations in total hip arthroplasty and total knee… Read More »

Wettability and surface charge of Si3N4–bioglass composites in contact with simulated physiological liquids

Author(s): Amaral M, Lopes MA, Santos JD, Silva RF. Biomaterials. 2002 Oct;23(20):4123-9.

Wettability and surface charge studies were performed on a novel Si3N4-30wt% bioglass biocomposite. Contact angle and surface tension variation wi… Read More »

Study on the possibility of silicon nitride-silicon nitride as a material for hip prostheses

Author(s): Y.S. Zhou, M. Ohashi, N. Tomita, K. Ikeuchi, K. Takashima. Materials Science and Engineering C5 (1997) 125-129.

In order to study the possibility of silicon nitride-silicon nitride as a material for hip prostheses, the running-in property, the start-… Read More »

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