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The mutually sliding members of a joint implant are each coated with a hard material selected from the group consisting of titanium carbide, oxicarbide, nitride, oxinitride, carbonitride and oxicarbonitride in order to improve the sliding, wear resistance and adhesion properties of the members.

A hip joint prosthesis is provided having a socket bowl coated with titanium (oxi)nitride or titanium (oxi)carbonitride with a thickness of from 2 to 3 microns and an articular head coated with titanium (oxi)carbide or titanium (oxi)carbonitride with a thickness of from 2 to 3 microns.

Title
Joint implant
Application Number
24421
Publication Number
4687487
Application Date
April 11, 1985
Publication Date
August 18, 1987
Inventor
Hans Erich Hintermann
Ins
CH
Agent
Parkhurst & Oliff
Assignee
Association Suisse pour la Recherches Horlogere
CH
IPC
A61F 2/30
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