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.
- Bone-implant interface
- Phosphate vibrations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine