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 »

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 »

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 »

Effect of physiological loads on cortical and traditional pedicle screw fixation

Author(s): Baluch DA, Patel AA, Lullo B, Havey RM, Voronov LI, Nguyen NL, Carandang G, Ghanayem AJ, Patwardhan AG. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22):E1297-302. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000553.

STUDY DESIGN: Human cadaveric biomechanical study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the fixation strength of laterally directed, cortical pedicle screws Read More »

A Biomechanical Comparison of the US Spine™ Facet Bolt™ and Pedicle Screw Fixation

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