The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility of forming an eyeball musculoskeletal stump using a Ni-Ti implant in vivo. Studies were performed on 18 Wistar rats. The animals were enucleated one of eyes. After the enucleation the musculoskeletal stump using Ni-Ti implant was formed. Ni-Ti implant was made from a thread of porous Ni-Ti (TN-10) with a thickness of 100 μm. Before implantation the Ni-Ti implant was sterilized by ethylene oxide. Results showed that the Ni-Ti implant surface was uniform and had not visible defects. The Ni-Ti implant surface was a hydrophobic with the mean value of θ = 93.5 1.4. The Ni-Ti implant in the eye orbit was mobile. The Ni-Ti implantation into the eye orbit contributed the connective tissue with blood vessels formation and insignificant leucocytes infiltration (macrophages and lymphocytes infiltration). The study showed the possibility of forming an eyeball musculoskeletal stump using a Ni-Ti implant.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Aug 2019|
|Event||16th International Conference of Students and Young Scientists on Prospects of Fundamental Sciences Development, PFSD 2019 - Tomsk, Russian Federation|
Duration: 23 Apr 2019 → 26 Apr 2019
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)