Wear Reduction

Features and Benefits

• Reduces wear and fretting

• Increases surface hardness

• Reduces friction

• Improves corrosion resistance

• Improves fatigue resistance


• Total hip arthroplasty

• Total knee arthroplasty

• Spinal implants

• Fixation devices

• Extremities

IonGuard is a proprietary approach for reducing wear in orthopedic and other articulating device implants. The process utilizes direct ion beam treatment to create a hard, low friction, and hydrophilic surface without changing the bulk properties of the device. IonGuard is applicable to a wide range of medical devices such as orthopedic prostheses, spinal implants, and dental products.