Silicon Nitride Ceramics: The Future of Orthopaedic Surgery

McEntire, Bryan
September 2010
Ceramic Industry;Sep2010, Vol. 160 Issue 9, p26
Trade Publication
The article offers information on silicon nitride ceramics, the next platform technology in orthopaedic devices industry. It notes how ceramic materials exhibit low wear characteristics and reduce the risk for osteolysis in an orthopaedics clinical experience. Since 2004, ceramic technologies have been used in joint replacement protocols where the material is both chemically inert and biocompatible. The author cites that silicon nitride ceramics is the preferred material for orthopaedic applications.


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