Resorption of hydroxyapatite and fluorapatite coatings in man. An experimental study in trabecular bone.

@article{Overgaard1997ResorptionOH,
  title={Resorption of hydroxyapatite and fluorapatite coatings in man. An experimental study in trabecular bone.},
  author={S\oren Overgaard and Kjeld S\oballe and Martin Lind and Cody Eric B{\"u}nger},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={654-9}
}
The clinical use of hydroxyapatite (HA) coating is controversial especially in regard to the long-term performance of the coating and the effects of resorption. In each of 15 consenting patients we inserted two implants, coated with either HA or fluorapatite (FA) into the iliac crest. They were harvested at a mean of 13.6 +/- 0.6 months after surgery. Histological examination showed that bone ongrowth on the HA-coated implants was significantly greater (29%) than that on the FA-coated implants… CONTINUE READING

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In each of 15 consenting patients we inserted two implants , coated with either HA or fluorapatite ( FA ) into the iliac crest .
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