A Osseointegration in Rabbit Model Using PEEK Coated by HA: Comparative Study for Histological and X-ray

  • Marwa J. Mohammed University of Al-Nahrain, Jadriya, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Sadiq J. Hamandi Head of the Biomedical Engineering Department at Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Marwan N. Arbilei University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Coating, Haydroxyaptite, Implant, Polymer, Osseointegration


Biocompatible implants are often proposed to improve osseointegration such as metal, polymer, and ceramic to increase bone growth. This study aimed to create a new interface to enhance osseointegration. This interface is between the polymeric part and bone tissue. In this work coat PEEK (polyether ether ketone) plastic material coated with an active biocompatible material (hydroxyapatite). Regarding biocompatibility, coated PEEK was implanted inside the specimen in rabbit bone, the specimens were X-rayed after a period, and a histological investigation was performed after the samples were extracted from the test animals. X-ray and histological examination results indicate increased bone formation in the HA-coated implant compared with the non-coated HA implant.

Author Biography

Marwan N. Arbilei, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

A faculty member at the University of Technology, and former head of the Medical Devices Branch in the Department of Biomedical Engineering


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How to Cite
Mohammed, M. J., Hamandi, S. J., & Arbilei, M. N. (2022). A Osseointegration in Rabbit Model Using PEEK Coated by HA: Comparative Study for Histological and X-ray. Journal La Multiapp, 3(5), 235-240. https://doi.org/10.37899/journallamultiapp.v3i5.710