Mechanical and histomorphometric evaluations of rough titanium implants treated with hydrofluoric acid/nitric acid solution in rabbit tibia.

@article{He2011MechanicalAH,
  title={Mechanical and histomorphometric evaluations of rough titanium implants treated with hydrofluoric acid/nitric acid solution in rabbit tibia.},
  author={Fuming He and Guo-li Yang and Shi-fang Zhao and Zhi-peng Cheng},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={115-22}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the bone response to rough titanium implants treated with hydrofluoric acid/nitric acid (HF/HNO3) solution. MATERIALS AND METHODS Implants were treated with HF/HNO3 solution (test implants) or without HF/HNO3 solution (control implants). Forty-five test and 45 control implants were inserted into both tibias of 15 rabbits. After 2, 4, and 8 weeks in situ, tibias were retrieved and prepared for removal torque testing and histomorphometric… CONTINUE READING