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ASM Handbook

Materials for Medical Devices

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Roger J. Narayan
Roger J. Narayan
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ASM International
Volume
23
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-198-6
Publication date:
2012
Book Chapter

Porous Coatings on Metallic Implant Materials

By
D.W. Fabi
D.W. Fabi
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B.R. Levine
B.R. Levine
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Published:
2012
Page range:
307 - 319
Publication history
June 25, 2012

Abstract

Porous coatings are used in the field of joint replacement, particularly in cementless total hip/knee arthroplasty. This article reviews the offerings and biomaterial properties in orthopedic surgery for the contemporary class of highly porous metals. It describes the traditional porous metal/coating having an open-cell structure, high porosity, and a microsctructure resembling that of cancellous bone. The traditional porous metal/coating includes fiber-metal mesh, cobalt-chromium (CoCr) beads, cancellous-structured titanium, and plasma spray. The article discusses other porous metal/coating due to the limitations of traditional porous metals for numerous open-cell-structured metals, such as titanium-base foams and trabecular metal.

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D.W. Fabi, B.R. Levine, 2012. "Porous Coatings on Metallic Implant Materials", Materials for Medical Devices, Roger J. Narayan

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