Methods for Improving Fatigue Performance of Implants with Osteointegrating Coatings

Author:  Hai H. Trieu, Frank Bono
Source:  US Patent 2008/0221681A1
Doc ID:  2008130
Year of Publication:  2008
ABSTRACT A method which may be used for introducing a residual compressive stress into a body portion of an implantable device configured for implantation in a patient. The body portion may include an outer surface. The method also may include texturing the outer surface of the implantable device to increase a roughness of the outer surface. The outer surface may be coated with an osteointegrating material to increase osteointegration.

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