Biomimetic Bonelike Composites and Novel Bioactive Glass Coatings


  • This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Grants No. 5R01 DE015633 and 1R01DE11289.


Metallic orthopaedic implants have been successfully used for decades but they have serious shortcomings related to their osseointegration and the fact that their mechanical properties do not match those of bone. This paper reviews recent advances in the fabrication of novel coatings to improve implant osseointegration and in the development of a new generation of hybrid organic-inorganic implant materials specifically designed for orthopaedic applications.