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The prevailing opinion, supported by observations, has been in the art, that any implant of titanium or of another similar material is to have a contact surface roughness of more than 20 .mu.m to yield a good bond between bone and implant. The present invention is based upon the recognition, that the bond between bone and implant may be substantially improved by providing the contact surface of the implant with a micro-roughness of 2 .mu.m or less. According to the method of the invention such micro-roughness can be readily produced by subjecting the contact surface to pickling in a reducing acid.

Title
Metallic implant anchorable to bone tissue for replacing a broken or diseased bone
Application Number
433683
Publication Number
5456723
Application Date
August 17, 1992
Publication Date
October 10, 1995
Inventor
Lutz Claes
Ulm
DE
Samuel G Steinemann
St. Sulpice
CH
Agent
Anderson Kill Olick & Oshinsky
Assignee
Institut Straumann
CH
IPC
A61F 2/28
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