patent number 4491987
An improved process for orthopedic implantation of a prosthesis where the prosthesis has a polymer coating on substantially the entire surface of same that is to be affixed to the bone by bone cement, the polymer coating being substantially completely polymerized and exhibiting a virtually pore free outer surface. After preparation of the bone cavity, a bone cement, preferably a self-curing acrylic is inserted into the bone cavity, after which the precoated prosthesis is properly positioned therein. The polymeric coating on the prosthesis should be compatible with the bone cement to achieve a chemical bond therebetween. A precoated prosthesis is also disclosed and claimed.
Clemson University (Clemson, SC)