Scientific Literature



Purpose: To compare the bone bonding capabilities of 2 different surface treatments at an early healing period. Titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) custom-made rectangular plates (1.4 × 2.4 × 4 mm) were either dual acid etched (Ti6Al4V-DAE) or DAE/nanotextured blasted (Ti6Al4V-NTB).


Materials and Methods: Implants were placed in the distal femurs of 10 Wistar rats and were allowed to heal for 9 days. After euthanasia, the bone immediately proximal and distal to the implant was removed to test the bone bonding force with a universal testing machine. Ultrastructure of the bone/implant interface was assessed by scanning electron microscopy.


Results: Ti6Al4V-NTB samples exhibited significantly greater bond strength than Ti6Al4V-DAE samples. Morphologically, the Ti6Al4V-NTB surfaces presented intimate interaction with bone, whereas little interaction between the Ti6Al4V-DAE surface and bone was observed.


Conclusion: The results of this study indicated a significant increase in bone bonding for the DAE/nanotextured blasted surface, which is suggested to be the outcome of the nanotexturing.

Enhanced Bone Bonding to Nanotextured Implant Surfaces at a Short Healing Period: A Biomechanical Tensile Testing in the Rat Femur.



Implant Dent. 2016 Jun;25(3):322-7. doi: 10.1097/ID.0000000000000436.


Surface: 23

Sales and Technical Service: +1 877-330-0338

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT  |  UNITED STATES

2300 Riverchase Center, Suite 815 • Birmingham, AL 35244

©2020 Intra-Lock International   |   Made in the USA