In vivo antibacterial and silver-releasing properties of novel thermal sprayed silver-containing hydroxyapatite coating.

@article{Shimazaki2010InVA,
  title={In vivo antibacterial and silver-releasing properties of novel thermal sprayed silver-containing hydroxyapatite coating.},
  author={Takafumi Shimazaki and Hiroshi Miyamoto and Yoshiki Ando and Iwao Noda and Yutaka Yonekura and Shunsuke Kawano and Masaki Miyazaki and Masaaki Mawatari and Takao Hotokebuchi},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={386-9}
}
One of the serious postoperative complications associated with joint replacement is bacterial infection. In addressing this problem, we have previously described the development of a novel thermal spraying technology combining silver (Ag) showing antibacterial activity with hydroxyapatite (HA) displaying good biocompatibility and osteoconductivity, and reported the in vitro properties. This study evaluated serum Ag ion concentrations and antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant… CONTINUE READING