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Special Issue "Surface Modification of Medical Implants"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2022) | Viewed by 22637
Special Issue Editor
Interests: surface functionalization; coatings for medicine and industrial applications; corrosion-wear resistance
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Special Issue Information
The mechanism of implant failure is nowadays the target of intensive research, aiming to increase implant’s service life, since bone fixation devices and artificial joints comprise 44% of all medical devices. The results obtained world-wide in the last 15 years have demonstrated that the most important causes of artificial joint loosening are due to implant infection, osseointegration, degradation, friction, and abrasive wear. Thus, many efforts have been directed towards finding a solution to obtain a new implant with good mechanical, osseoconductive, and antibacterial properties, and good resistance to wear and corrosion (low friction coefficient and wear rate in the solution specific to the human body). One of prospective ways is to induce the surface modification of common medical implants in order to obtain the desired properties for clinical applications. Currently, several techniques have been developed for preparing biocompatible coatings, such as plasma spray, sol–gel, micro-arc oxidation, electrodeposition, anodization, plasma electrolytic oxidation, magnetron sputtering, and pulsed laser deposition, etc. The main goal of this Special Issue is to present the latest developments in the field of the surface modification of medical implants for enhancing the specific functionality in human aggressive media.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Surface science of bioactive coatings
- Deposition and growth of biocompatible coatings
- Coatings-based polymers
- Surface modification by directed energy deposition (lasers, ion, or electron beams) or other techniques such as plasmas
- Friction performance, corrosion, and wear resistance of coated load-bearing implants and/or dental implants
Dr. Alina Vladescu
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