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the formation of a direct interface between an orthopedic or dental implant and bone, without intervening soft tissue.


The direct attachment to bone of an inert, alloplastic material without intervening connective tissue, as with dental implants.

os·se·ous in·teg·ra·tion

(osē-ŭs intĕ-grāshŭn)
Apparent direct attachment or connection of osseous tissue to an inert alloplastic material without intervening connective tissue, as with dental implants.
Synonym(s): osseointegration.

osseointegration (os″eoin″təgra´shən),

n 1. the growth action of bone tissue, as it assimilates surgically implanted devices or prostheses to be used as either replacement parts or anchors.
n 2. a specific endosseous dental implant technique involving very slow and precise bone drilling to minimize heat production; the procedure makes use of biocompatible metal and a defined healing environment. Also known as the
Branemark technique.
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PEEK Scoria was developed to address the clinical need for fusion devices that better osseointegrate while still remaining cost-effective.
The last two unplanned interventions were to (1) remove excess granulation tissue that formed at the stoma and (2) reimplant the design C device in a patient who underwent primary implantation by a different surgeon, which failed to osseointegrate.
You might question how this is possible when the implants need to be left to heal and osseointegrate.
Additionally, CBGs are fresh live tissue that will revascularize and osseointegrate to adjacent bone, having a low rate of infection (22).
Biocompatible with human bone, the titanium implant, often called a "fixture," has the capability to osseointegrate if all biological factors are positive and the patient has the ability to heal successfully.
The Mitek anchors are extremely stable and osseointegrate with the bone in the condylar head (30, 31).
It does not osseointegrate and staff handling PMMA is exposed to toxic fumes during mixture.
The optimal interbody implant would osseointegrate and have similar biomechanical properties as subchondral bone.
One challenge with the use of natural biological skeletal fixation is allowing the bone to heal and osseointegrate with the implant surface, thereby attaining a strong skeletal interlock, a prerequisite for long-term implant function and stability [14-15].