Biomechanical and antibacterial properties of Tobramycin loaded hydroxyapatite coated fixation pins.


The present study investigates the use of nanoporous, biomimetic hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings deposited on TiO₂ coated fixation pins as functional implant surfaces for the local release of Tobramycin in order to prevent bacterial colonization. The impact of HA-coating thickness, coating morphology and biomechanical forces during insertion into synthetic… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.33117