In vitro study of electrodeposited fluoridated hydroxyapatite coating on G-II titanium with a nanostructured TiO2 interlayer.
Biomed Mater 2017 Apr 4;12(2):025018. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung 411, Taiwan.
Titanium and its alloys have been widely used as orthopedic and dental implants for several decades due to their superior mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility. Recently, many researches revealed that the hydroxyapatite coatings on biomedical materials can further improve their biocompatibility and bioactivity. However, hydroxyapatite coatings are easily decomposed, weakening the bonding between implants and bone tissues and resulting in a high dissolution rate in the biological environment. Read More