Silicon Nitride at a Glance
The collection below, which highlights some of the most comprehensive and top rated publications on silicon nitride, provides an excellent overview of its use as a biomaterial. For more information on any of the categories listed, please click on the corresponding title or utilize the navigation feature on the left.
Author(s): Paul B. Suh, Christian Puttlitz, Chad Lewis, B. Sonny Bal, Kirk McGilvrayJ Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Dec 22. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00390
Interbody cages used in spinal fusion surgery can subside into the adjacent vertebral bodies after implantation, leading to loss of spinal height,… More: The Effect of Cervical Interbody Cage Morphology, Material Composition, and Substrate Density on Cage Subsidence »
Author(s): Clarke I, Pezzotti G, Lakshminarayanan A, Burgett-Moreno M.Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty. Kyoto, Japan; 2015:2969.
Looking for optimal solutions to wear risks evident in total hip arthroplasty (THA), silicon nitride ceramic bearings (Si3N4) are noted for de… More: Silicon Nitride Bearings: An Alternative to Oxide Ceramics in Total Hip Arthroplasty »
Author(s): Giuseppe Pezzotti, Ryan M. Bock, Bryan J. McEntire, Erin Jones, Marco Boffelli, Wenliang Zhu, Greta Baggio, Francesco Boschetto, Leonardo Puppulin, Tetsuya Adachi, Toshiro Yamamoto, Narisato Kanamura, Yoshinori Marunaka, and B. Sonny BalAmerican Chemical Society, Langmuir, 2016, 32 (12), pp 3024–3035
Organisms of Gram-negative phylum bacteroidetes, Porphyromonas gingivalis, underwent lysis on polished surfaces of silicon nitride (Si3N4) bioceramics… More: Silicon Nitride Bioceramics Induce Chemically Driven Lysis in Porphyromonas gingivalis »
Presentations & Literature
Author(s): Deborah Gorth, Sabrina Puckett, Batur Ercan, Thomas J. Webster, PhD, Alpesh A. Patel, MD and R. Lakshminarayanan, PhD.ePoster presentation at the 27th Annual North American Spine Society Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 24 – 26, 2012.
Crystal violet staining demonstrated significantly less biofilm production and lower bacterial counts on Si3N4 samples compared to PEEK (p < 0.01) … More: Decreased Bacterial Biofilm Formation and Function Associated with Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) Materials used in Interbody Fusion Cages (IBF) Compared to Titanium and Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) »
Author(s): Khalid A. Sethi MD, Thomas J. Webster PhD, Deborah Gorth, Christine Ann Snyder PA-C, N. Mahmood, S. Puckett, B. Ercan, D. Bohrer.Presented in part as a poster at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, October 1-6, 2011, Washington, D.C.
This study demonstrated for the first time decreased bacteria functions on Si3N4 compared to titanium and PEEK, and provided the first understa… More: Reduced Bacteria Colonization and Increased Bone Formation on Si3N4 Spinal Implants: An Evaluation of Bacterial Colonization on Existing Implant Materials »
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