Medthin™ coatings are applied on trauma bone screws and bone plates for ion release reduction, corrosion prevention of components and for color coding.
Trauma component design engineers prefer to use stainless steels for their mechanical properties. However, the ion release and corrosion dynamics in body fluids are disadvantages that often discourage its application, even for short term implantations. Medthin™ coatings prevent the ion release and corrosion phenomena since the implantable device can be virtually fully covered by the coating.
The highlights of Medthin™ coatings on trauma implants are:
- Anti galling, cold welding
- Low friction
- Ion release reduction
- Different stable colors available