Intramedullary implants coated with cubic boron nitride enhance bone fracture healing in a rat model


Ozmeric A., TANOĞLU O., Ocak M., ÇELİK H. H. , FIRAT A., KAYMAZ F. F. , ...More

JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, vol.62, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2020.126599
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Coated materials, Biocompatible, Micro-CT, Osteocalcin, Scintigraphy, OSTEOGENIC DIFFERENTIATION, NANOTUBES, SERUM
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Boron nitride is a biocompatible and an osteo-inductive material for orthopedic applications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of two different allotrope boron nitride coated implants, cubic boron nitride and hexagonal boron nitride, on fracture healing.