- Small animals
- Large animals
- Histology analysis
- Biomechanical analysis
- Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
- Fluorescent analysis
Bone formation around the implant in rats: SurfLink® enables gap elimination at bone to implant interface (left).
Upon implant removal testing, implant fixation was 38% higher with SurfLink® surfaces (right).
Large animals - Histology analysis
The surface of SurfLink® treated implants is osteoconductive. Newly formed bone spreads out from the implant surface.
Large animals - Biomechanical analysis
SurfLink® treated implants showed greater integration over control implants with higher torque and stiffness values at 2 weeks (+32% and +37% respectively). At 52 weeks, torque and stiffness values (+6% and +22%, respectively) reflect superior long term fixation and stability of SurfLink® implants.
Large animals - SEM
On SurfLink® treated implants an abundance of bone was observed (LEFT). On control implants it is mainly the original rough implant surface which was seen (RIGHT).