Accession Number : ADD001812

Title :   Electrochemical Deposition of Bone.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Phillips,David C ; Shaw,Bevil J

Report Date : 01 Jul 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent is a method of improving orthopedic implant materials by the simultaneous electrodeposition of bone and collagen onto a prosthesis. Collagen fibrils are dispensed in a gelatin medium and the gelled collagen is dissolved in a water-glycerine solution. Finely divided bone particles are then added to this solution and, by applying a voltage to a pair of electrodes immersed in the solution, adherent bone and collagen coatings of preferably 1-5 mils thickness are formed on the cathodic electrode.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Prosthetic devices, *Orthopedics, *Electrodeposition, Bones, Collagen, Implantation, Coatings, Electrochemistry

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE