Enhanced bone ingrowth and fixation strength with hydroxyapatite-coated porous implants.

@article{Cook1991EnhancedBI,
  title={Enhanced bone ingrowth and fixation strength with hydroxyapatite-coated porous implants.},
  author={Stephen D. Cook and Kevin A Thomas and James E. Dalton and John F. Kay},
  journal={Seminars in arthroplasty},
  year={1991},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={268-79}
}
The effect of a hydroxyapatite (HA) coating on the interface attachment strength, rate of development of attachment strength, and degree of bone ingrowth of porous implants was investigated. Implants with ideal surgical fits and those having interface gap spaces were evaluated using femoral transcortical and intramedullary models. The application of a thin HA coating to porous implants significantly enhanced both interface attachment strength and bone ingrowth. The rate of development of… CONTINUE READING