Surface properties of Indonesian-made narrow dynamic compression plates

P. Dewo, P.K. Sharma, H.F. van der Tas, E.B. van der Houwen, M. Timmer, R. Magetsari, H.J. Busscher, J.R. van Horn, G.J. Verkerke

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The enormous need of orthopaedic (surgical) implants such as osteosynthesis plates is difficult to be fulfilled in developing countries commonly rely on imported ones. One of the alternatives is utilization of local resources, but only after they have been proven safe to use, to overcome this problem. Surface properties are some of the determining factors of safety for those implants. We have succeeded in developing prototype of osteosynthesis plate and the results indicate that Indonesian-made plates need improvement with regards to the surface quality of physical characterization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008
Subtitle of host publicationAmsterdam, The Netherlands, 28 May - 1 June 2008
PublisherCurran Associates Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)978-1-61567-080-2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event8th World Biomaterials Congress, WBC 2008 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 28 May 20081 Jun 2008
Conference number: 8


Conference8th World Biomaterials Congress, WBC 2008
Abbreviated titleWBC


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