LINK PorEx surface modification
LINK PorEx® Surface Modification LINK PorEx® Surface Modification results in a ceramic like surface which dramitically reduces the release of Co and Ni ions1. In addition, it has a low coefficient of friction vis-à-vis polyethylene (UHMWPE) due to its outstanding hardness, its ceramic-like abrasion behavior, and its wetting angle in contact with liquids2 3 4. All this results in optimized sliding and friction properties for the prosthesis, together with a considerable reduction in wear. LINK PorEx® is a titanium niobium nitride (TiNbN) hard surface modification which has been in use in Europe for over ten years to offer protection against wear and in orthopedic applications. LINK PorEx® surface modification only contains the elements titanium and niobium, and no chrome or nickel.