Removal of titanium plates coated with anodic titanium oxide ceramic: Retrospective study

Norbert Velich, Z. Németh, Csongor Suba, György Szabó

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Abstract

Transformation of the surface of metallic titanium with titanium oxides prepared in various ways is a modern procedure. For more than 15 years, the authors have been utilizing fixing elements coated with titanium oxide ceramics, prepared by anodic oxidation and thermal treatment, for purposes of jawbone osteosynthesis. The aim of the authors' work was to assess the extent to which the titanium oxide ceramic coating influences the fate of the plates used for osteosynthesis within the human organism, in regard to the possible need for their removal. During a 5-year period, 108 of 1,396 plates coated with anodic titanium oxide had to be removed for various reasons: plate exposure (47), osteomyelitis (25), palpable swelling and tenderness (21), patient request for psychological reasons (13), or fracture of the plate (2). In none of these 108 cases was metallosis observed, which otherwise is reported relatively frequently in the vicinity of traditional titanium fixing elements, nor was any tissue damage connected with the surface of the plates. The results indicate the favorable properties of the titanium oxide ceramic surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-640
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume13
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

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Ceramics
Titanium
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Osteomyelitis
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titanium dioxide
Psychology

Keywords

  • Anodic oxidation titanium oxide
  • Fixing elements
  • Plate removal
  • Surface modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Removal of titanium plates coated with anodic titanium oxide ceramic : Retrospective study. / Velich, Norbert; Németh, Z.; Suba, Csongor; Szabó, György.

In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol. 13, No. 5, 09.2002, p. 636-640.

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Velich, Norbert ; Németh, Z. ; Suba, Csongor ; Szabó, György. / Removal of titanium plates coated with anodic titanium oxide ceramic : Retrospective study. In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2002 ; Vol. 13, No. 5. pp. 636-640.
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