Effects of NSAIDs and hydroxyapatite coating on osseointegration: Biomechanical and histological study on rabbits

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Salduz A., Dikici F., Kilicoglu O. I. , Balci H. I. , Akgul T., KÜRKÇÜ M. , ...More

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, vol.25, no.1, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/2309499016684410


Purpose: The aim of our study is to investigate the bone ongrowth of two different alternative surfaces and the effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on osseointegration. Methods: Hips of 40 New Zealand white rabbits were operated bilaterally. Hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated titanium rods were implanted into the right femur, and grit-blasted titanium rods were implanted into the left femur. They were divided into three groups. At the end of 8 weeks, both femora of the rabbits were removed and investigated biomechanically and histologically. Results: HA-coated implants had a significantly better failure load and "percentage of bone-implant contact'' than grit-blasted implants. There was no significant difference between the medication groups as a result of the biomechanical and histologic investigations. Conclusions: Our results indicate that NSAIDs did not have any negative effect on the osseointegration. HA-coated implants may provide more tensile strength and greater bone-implant contact rate in comparison with grit-blasted implants.