student profile: Mr Callum Stewart


Thesis work

Thesis title: The development of novel artificial bone implants

Supervisors: Marcela BILEK , Behnam AKHAVAN

Thesis abstract:

The prevalence of orthopaedic or bone implants has greatly increased in many western countries with the shift to an ageing population.In Australia alone, close to a million total hip and knee replacement operations have been performed since 1999. Around 10% of these operations required revision surgeries due to suboptimal bone integration. In my project, I will be utilising the recently developed plasma activated coatings (PAC) to functionalise titanium substrates with osseogenic signalling and achoring proteins in order to stimulate and improve the bone formation and immune response at the biological interface, thereby, increasing the osseointegration of the implant.

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