Ã¢â‚¬Â¢DJO is the first in the US to offer ArmorCoatÃ¢â€žÂ¢ although it has been used in Europe for over 20 years.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢With a 15 year, 79,000 implant history, no complications or recalls have occurred with the ArmorCoatÃ¢â€žÂ¢ coating.
Decreased Metal Ion Debris
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢The chrome and nickel ions were not detectable
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢The release of cobalt ions was reduced by more than 90% with the ArmorCoatÃ¢â€žÂ¢ coated specimen.
Hardness and Roughness
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢In a standard pin on disc wear test, ArmorCoatÃ¢â€žÂ¢ pincs produced 40% less wear than standard CoCr pins articulating with standard polyethylene.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ArmorCoatÃ¢â€žÂ¢ components are measured at a roughness of less than .05 Ã‚Âµm, which is approximately half the roughness of uncoated CoCr components.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ArmorCoatÃ¢â€žÂ¢ is 4 to 5 times harder than conventional CoCr and is twice as hard as Smith and NephewÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s OXINIUM.Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Surface hardness is correlated with abrasion resistance and stiffness