ApplicationNo. 496268 filed on 08/09/1974
US Classes:623/17.11, Spine bone606/61, Spinal positioner or stabilizer606/72, Orthopedic fastener623/22.46Including protruding means projects into a bore in femoral stem or neck
ExaminersPrimary: Frinks, Ronald L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Application Priority Data1973-08-10 DT
AbstractA surgical implant is produced by coating a metallic substrate with enamel. The metallic substrate provides structural strength and the enamel provides chemical stability, resistance to wear, tissue compatibility, progressive ingrowth and electrical insulating properties. The implant may be produced by coating a portion of the metallic substrate with a partially crystallized enamel, and then positioning the implant on a firing support with the partially crystallized enamel in contact with the support and coating the remaining non-enamelled surface.