publication . Article . 2018

Surface characteristics and biocompatibility of cranioplasty titanium implants following different surface treatments

Hatamleh, Muhanad M.; Wu, Xiaohong; Alnazzawi, Ahmad; Watson, Jason; Watts, David;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2018
<p>Objective: Surface and mechanical properties of titanium alloys are integral for their use in restoring bone defects of skull and face regions. These properties are affected by the method of constructing and surface treatment of the titanium implant. This study aimed to investigate the effects of titanium finishing protocols on the surface morphology, hardness and biocompatibility of TiAl6V4. Methods: Square shaped TiAl6V4 specimens (ASTM F68) (10 × 10 × 0.5 mm) were divided into seven groups of different surface treatments (n = 10). The treatments included mechanical polishing, sandblasting with AL<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> (50 μm), immersion in different aci...
free text keywords: Biocompatibility, Skull defect, Surface roughness, Titanium cranioplasty, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2500, Materials Science(all), /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3500, Dentistry(all), /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2211, Mechanics of Materials
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