A common problem in implants (hip implants, teeth) is that the attachment between the bone and the implant is imperfect. Ultimately, this leads to losening of the implant, which requires additional surgery.
Our team is investigating novel surface treatments of implant materials, which facilitate successful integration. This work is carried out incollaboration with Dr. Daniel E. MacDonald (PI) from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, ranked several times as the #1 orthopedic hospital in the Unites States.
Our Related Publications
||| Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Implants (2012) — Rapuano, Hackshaw, Schniepp & MacDonald
"Effects of Coating a Titanium Alloy with Fibronectin on the Expression of Osteoblast Gene Markers in the MC3T3 Osteoprogenitor Cell Line"
||| Coll. Surf. B (2011) — MacDonald, Rapuano & Schniepp
"Surface oxide net charge of a titanium alloy: Comparison between effects of treatment with heat or radiofrequency plasma glow discharge"