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Volume 35 , Issue 6
November/December 2015

Pages 851–855

Fractal Measure and Microscopic Modeling of Osseointegration

Leonardo Cavalcanti Bezerra dos Santos, PhD/Alessandra de Albuquerque Tavares Carvalho, PhD/Jair Carneiro Lećo, PhD/Paulo Jose Duarte Neto, PhD/Tatijana Stosic, PhD/Borko Stosic, PhD

PMID: 26509989
DOI: 10.11607/prd.2324

In this study, the process of osseointegration on titanium implant surfaces with different physicochemical treatments subjected to a simulated corporal fluid submersion was evaluated using the concept of fractal dimension. It was found that different treatments led to rather different calcium phosphate crystal growth patterns, with fractal dimension ranging from 1.68 to 1.93. The observed crystal patterns may be explained by a general deposition, diffusion, and aggregation growth mechanism, where diffusing particle sticking probability plays a fundamental role.

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