Surface Analysis. Duddeck EDI Journal 2015

For the third time in a row, the Quality and Research (O&R) Committee of BDIZ EDI is examining sterile-packaged implants under the scanning electron microscope for the more than 5,500 members of the association. In cooperation with the University Hospital of Cologne, extensive qualitative and quantitative elemental analyses are performed on each of the implants studied. In 2008/2009, the surfaces of 23 implants were analyzed ,a number that had grown to 54 different implants from manufacturers in nine countries by 2011/2012 .

Here, isolated implants showed residue from the manufacturing and/or packaging process, pecularities in the external threading or residual filings inside the implant. The halftime count in the current 2014/2015 study, which will be completed by the end of March 2015, already includes more than 60 implants. This report presents the interim results.


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