Enhanced osteoblast adhesion to drug-coated anodized nanotubular titanium surfaces

  title={Enhanced osteoblast adhesion to drug-coated anodized nanotubular titanium surfaces},
  author={George Ejiofor Aninwene and Chang Jiang Yao and Thomas Webster},
  journal={International Journal of Nanomedicine},
  pages={257 - 264}
Current orthopedic implants have functional lifetimes of only 10-15 years due to a variety of reasons including infection, extensive inflammation, and overall poor osseointegration (or a lack of prolonged bonding of the implant to juxtaposed bone). To improve properties of titanium for orthopedic applications, this study anodized and subsequently coated titanium with drugs known to reduce infection (penicillin/streptomycin) and inflammation (dexamethasone) using simple physical adsorption and… CONTINUE READING


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