Lubricated Tissue-on-Ceramic Articulations as Improved Prosthetic Joint Implants

Lubricated Tissue-on-Ceramic Articulations as Improved Prosthetic Joint Implants   We are engaged in the testing of improved Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) implants as a needed first example of articulating prosthetics that minimize friction and wear while maintaining long-term function. The materials of construction rely on modern dental ceramics currently used for force-bearing crowns, covered by fixed (collagenous) pericardial tissues as used in surgical grafting, and periodically lubricated with a proprietary formula utilizing Nature’s lubricant, hyaluronan (HA). […]