1Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Malaysia
2International Medical School, MSU University, Malaysia
3Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Malaysia
The utilization of nanomaterials in orthopedic surgery has brought about a revolution in orthopedic care, with significant advancements in implant durability, tissue regeneration, infection prevention, and overall patient outcomes. This paper provides an overview of recent developments in nanomaterials and their applications in orthopedic care.
Nanomaterials have played a crucial role in the development of novel implant materials by optimizing their surfaces for improved biocompatibility, osseointegration, and long-term stability. Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles and other nanostructured coatings have shown promising results in stimulating bone growth and accelerating the healing process.
The use of nanomaterials in targeted drug delivery systems enables precise and sustained release of therapeutic agents, minimizing side effects while maximizing treatment effectiveness. Nanoparticles can be functionalized with specific ligands to selectively target cells or tissues, allowing for personalized medicine approaches.
Nanomaterial-based scaffolds, such as electrospun nanofibers and nanocomposite hydrogels, provide a biomimetic environment that supports cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation, facilitating tissue regeneration. Additionally, nanomaterials enhance the delivery of growth factors and biomolecules, promoting tissue healing processes.
In the realm of infection prevention, nanomaterials exhibit significant potential. Nanostructured coatings with antimicrobial properties effectively prevent bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on implant surfaces. Nanoparticles loaded with antimicrobial agents offer a means to combat infections, reducing the risk of complications.
In conclusion, the integration of nanomaterials in orthopedic surgery has led to notable advancements in implant durability, tissue regeneration, infection prevention, and targeted drug delivery. While challenges persist, ongoing progress in nanomaterial applications holds tremendous promise for the future of orthopedic surgery.
Keywords: Nanomaterials; Orthopaedics; Revolution; Implants; Wound Care; Imaging
Muhammad Iftikhar Hanif., et al. “Innovative Applications of Nanotechnology in Orthopaedics: A Paradigm Shift in Healing and Patient Care”. EC Orthopaedics 14.6 (2023): 54-60.
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