Sophie Roessler

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The aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that immobilization of bone morphogenic protein (BMP2) on the surface of titanium implants can enhance peri-implant bone formation. Ten adult female foxhounds received experimental titanium screw implants in the mandible 3 months after removal of all premolar teeth. Three types of implant surfaces were(More)
OBJECTIVE Elective surgery represents a considerable source of stress for the patient. Many attempts have been made to prepare patients before surgery with the aim of reducing stress and improving outcome. This study used a novel approach to fulfill this aim by showing a videotape of a patient undergoing total hip replacement surgery, covering the time(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyse the effect of organic coating of titanium implants on periimplant bone formation and bone/implant contact. Three types of implants were used: (i) Ti6Al4V implants with polished surface (control 1) (ii) Ti6Al4V implants with collagen coating (control 2) (iii) Ti6Al4V implants with collagen coating and covalently(More)
Degrading metal alloys have recently gained substantial scientific and clinical interest for their use as implant materials in bone surgery and cardiovascular surgery. In cardiovascular applications, iron has been used successfully in animal implantation studies and first clinical cases. Iron shows relatively long degradation timeframes, which in particular(More)
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cement is the most widely used material in surgery to fix joint replacements in the bone. In this study, we propose a new approach to generate bioactive PMMA surfaces directly at the site of implantation by adding the amphiphilic molecule phosphorylated 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA-P) to commercial PMMA bone cement,(More)
Septic loosening of cemented implants represents an unresolved long-term problem of total hip endoprostheses. Common treatments of infected prostheses involve the use of temporary antibiotic-loaded PMMA spacer-implants or antibiotic-loaded cements. The latter are either provided by a manufacturer or are obtained by simply mixing specific antibiotic powders(More)
Collagen type I as a robust fibre protein and main component of the extracellular matrix of most tissues is increasingly utilized for surface engineering of biomaterials using different immobilization methods. In the present work we studied the mineralization behaviour of fibrillar collagen type I in simulated body fluid as a measure for conformational(More)
Nowadays aseptic loosening is the most common cause of orthopaedic implant failure. Some of its reasons have already been described up to now; however, others remain still hypothetical. Besides the inflammatory response to wear particles originating at different sources, the role of reactive oxygen species as products of cellular reactions and/or as a(More)
Introduction Metal materials play a key role in the repair or the replacement of bone defects. Due to their mechanically stability there are able to assume the burden of defect bones and have a high damage tolerance. Metals have a high stability, which is higher than the stability of bones. To avoid the resulting problems of stress shielding, cellular(More)