Orthopedic & Spine Implants
Orthopedic and spine implants are characterized by their long intended lifetimes, which means the implants should hold up to wear and cause no harmful effects for their recipient. Ionbond’s Medthin™ coatings provide the surface properties to support that goal.
- Anti-allergy: For metal-sensitive patients, Medthin™ coatings reduce allergic reactions caused by metal ion release. Our biocompatible Medthin™ coatings act as a metal ion barrier, inhibiting 98% of Co or Ni ions released by the metal implant.
- Wear reduction: Medthin™ coatings are hard and reduce wear and friction between articulating surfaces of the implant by up to 70%. This leads to less debris from UHMWPE and metal implants as well as an improved implant.
Medthin™ 01 TiN-coated devices received several FDA 510(k)s referencing Ionbond’s Master File 1413. Currently, this generation II titanium nitride coating is deposited by the Ionbond sites in USA, Switzerland and China on a variety of orthopedic implants such as knee, shoulder and hip replacements.
Contact us if you would like to pursue the use of Medthin™ 01 Gen II TiN coatings, deposited by PVD or CVD, on your medical device or if you need to know more about the multilayer Gen III Medthin™ 42 DLC and 43 ADLC coatings, specially adapted for orthopedic and spine implants. If you are interested in coatings to prevent corrosion, please check our coatings for trauma plates, screws and tapers.