Atomic Layer Deposition Technology as a method allowing functionalization of the implant surfaces designed for the osteoporotic patient

Maria Barbara Haller de Hallenburg-Illg | Poland

Atomic Layer Deposition Technology as a method allowing functionalization of the implant surfaces designed for the osteoporotic patient

Maria Barbara Haller de Hallenburg-Illg

Poland

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Bone implants are often required for osteoporosis patients. Proper integration of the implant with the bone tissue is then crucial. We tested use of ZrO2, TiO2 and HfO2 for biofunctionalization of implant surfaces. We have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory properties of such coatings, important in the postoperative period. We can reduce the body's defense response, blocking implant rejection.