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Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
Volume 2017, Article ID 2906575, 4 pages
Research Article

Study on Effects of Titanium Surface Microporous Coatings Containing Zinc on Osteoblast Adhesion and Its Antibacterial Activity

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Wuxi People’s Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province 214023, China
2State Key Laboratory of Porous Metal Materials, Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province 710016, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Quan-ming Zhao; moc.361@6011hsb

Received 15 June 2017; Accepted 22 August 2017; Published 2 October 2017

Academic Editor: Saurabh Das

Copyright © 2017 Quan-ming Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Metal surface structure/biomedical function integration is the current research focus. In previous studies, we have successfully prepared the microporous coatings containing zinc on the pure titanium surface by MAO. In the study, osteoblasts were seeded on the surface of the microporous coatings containing zinc and the adhesion of osteoblasts were evaluated, and the antibacterial activity of the microporous coatings containing zinc is observed through in vitro bacterial experiments. The result indicates that the adhesion ability of osteoblasts on the surface of microporous coatings containing zinc was very good, and the coatings could obviously inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and had good antibacterial activity. In conclusion, the microporous coatings containing zinc on titanium surface have good osteogenic and antibacterial properties and have good application prospect.