The effect of a silane coupling agent on the bond strength of bone cement and cobalt-chrome alloy.

@article{Yerby2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of a silane coupling agent on the bond strength of bone cement and cobalt-chrome alloy.},
  author={Scott A. Yerby and Adam F Paal and Paul M Young and Gary S. Beaupr{\'e} and Kevin L Ohashi and Stuart B Goodman},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={127-33}
}
Debonding of the cement-implant interface has been hypothesized to be the leading initial indicator of failed total hip prostheses. Many attempts have been made to increase the bond strength of this interface by precoating the implant, increasing the implant's surface roughness, and creating macro-grooves or channels on the implant. However, each of these approaches introduces new complications. This study introduces a unique silane coupling agent used to chemically bond the bone cement to the… CONTINUE READING