A Silver Ion-doped Calcium Phosphate-based Ceramic Nanopowder-coated Prosthesis Increased Infection Resistance


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KÖSE N., Otuzbir A., Peksen C., Kiremitci A., DOĞAN A.

CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, vol.471, no.8, pp.2532-2539, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Despite progress in surgical techniques, 1% to 2% of joint arthroplasties become complicated by infection. Coating implant surfaces with antimicrobial agents have been attempted to prevent initial bacterial adhesion to implants with varying success rates. We developed a silver ion-containing calcium phosphate-based ceramic nanopowder coating to provide antibacterial activity for orthopaedic implants.