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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 5 (1990), No. 4     1. Dec. 1990
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 5 (1990), No. 4  (01.12.1990)

Page 360-367

Characterization of Sterilized CP Titanium Implant Surfaces
Keller, John C. / Draughn, Robert A. / Wightman, James P. / Dougherty, William J. / Meletiou, Steven D.
Surface analysis techniques and in vitro biologic assays were used to characterize sterilized commercially pure titanium surfaces. Significant surface alterations were observed following sterilization treatments. These alterations led to decreased fibroblast cell attachment and altered cellular spreading phenomena compared to nonsterilized control surfaces.

Keywords: cell adhesion, CP titanium implants, sterilization, surface characteristics