Skeletal fixation of implants by bone ingrowth into surface pores

An alternative skeletal fixation by bone ingrowth into porous coatings has been studied. Stainless steel fiber coatings using different fiber diameters (50–100 μm) and different pore sizes have been tested. Plugs, intramedullary rods and various types of knee prostheses have been implanted in dogs in non functional and also in functional loading conditions… CONTINUE READING