Molecular structure at the bone-implant interface: A vibrational spectroscopic characterization

M. A. Walters, N. C. Blumenthal, Y. Wang, J. L. Ricci, J. M. Spivak

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Abstract

Test implant plates surgically retrieved from distal femurs of dogs were studied by Raman spectroscopy in order to characterize the bone-implant interface. The implant surface consisted of phosphate mineral, plasma sprayed on a titanium substrate. On the basis of its spectroscopic signature, the phosphate mineral of bone and the implant surface formed a mixed phase in the interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-369
Number of pages2
JournalCalcified Tissue International
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1991

Keywords

  • Bone-implant interface
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Microprobe
  • Phosphate vibrations
  • Raman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Endocrinology

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