Antimicrobial coatings for orthopaedic applications Abstract

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Mohadeseh Zare
Laura Colomina Alfaro
Antonella Bandiera
Artemis Stamboulis


A significant advance in modern medicine is the introduction of artificial medical devices, including dental and orthopaedic implants and prostheses. This has led to significant improvements in patient well-being and functionality. However, these 'foreign' devices can cause significant complications, of which bacterial infections remain the most common problem. AMR is the broader term for the loss of sensitivity in different microorganisms or viruses towards antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic and antifungal substances. It occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change in ways that render the treatment schemes used to cure the infections they cause ineffective. The increase in infections by multi-antibiotic-resistant bacteria has become of great concern, especially in hospitals, after orthopaedic surgical procedures. 


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Zare, M. ., Colomina Alfaro, L. ., Bandiera, A. ., & Stamboulis, A. . (2024). Antimicrobial coatings for orthopaedic applications: Abstract. HEMIJSKA INDUSTRIJA (Chemical Industry), 78(1S), 52. Retrieved from
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