A bisphosphonate coating improves the bony fixation of stainless steel screws in ovariectomized rats
2008 (English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Background: Bisphosphonate coatings improve the fixation of implants in bone. Stainless steels screws inserted in the rat tibia become encapsulated by new bone if they are coated with bisphosphonates in a crosslinked fibrinogen matrix. Thereby, the coating leads to a gradual increase in pull-out force. We now investigate if this bisphosphonate coating is capable to improve the mechanical fixation also in osteoporotic bone.
Methods: Stainless steel screws were coated with a thin crosslinked fibrinogen matrix. With EDC/NHS coupling technique, pamidronate was bound to carboxylic groups and ibandronate was adsorbed in the fibrinogen matrix. Uncoated stainless steel screws and bisphosphonatecoated screws were inserted bilaterally in the proximal tibia in 10 ovariectomized and 10 sham operated rats. At 2 weeks pull-out force and energy was measured.
Results: In the ovariectomized rats, pull-out force was 53 % higher for bisphosphonate coated screws compared to control screws. Energy was 44 % higher. The sham operated rats showed a higher variation, and no effect of the coating was found.
Conclusion: The coating was sufficient to improve fixation in ovariectomized rats
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