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Figure 8: BSE-SEM images of the bone-implant interface after 3-week (a, c) and 12-week (b, d) implantation for (a, b) control and (c, d) SIT devices. Bone conduction along and into the microporosities of the SIT implant was observed after 12 weeks (arrowhead).