Surface functionalization of chitosan as a coating material for orthopaedic applications:A Comprehensive Review

Kumari, Suman and Tiyyagura, Hanuma Reddy and Beeran Pottathara, Yasir and Kumar Sadasivuni, Kishor and Ponnamma, Deepalekshmi and Douglas, Timothy and Skirtach, Andre and Mohan, M.K. (2021) Surface functionalization of chitosan as a coating material for orthopaedic applications:A Comprehensive Review. Carbohydrate Polymers, 255. ISSN 0144-8617

[thumbnail of Kumari 2020 Carbohydrate Polymers review Journal Pre-proof]
Text (Kumari 2020 Carbohydrate Polymers review Journal Pre-proof)
Kumari_2020_Carbohydrate_Polymers_review_Journal_Pre_proof.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs.

Download (5MB)


Metallic implants have dominated the biomedical implant industries for the past century for load-bearing applications, while the polymeric implants have shown great promise for tissue engineering applications. The surface properties of such implants are critical as the interaction of implant surfaces, and the body tissues may lead to unfavourable reactions. Desired implant properties are biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, and antibacterial activity. A polymer coating is an efficient and economical way to produce such surfaces. A lot of research has been carried out on chitosan (CS)-modified metallic and polymer scaffolds in the last decade. Different methods such as electrophoretic deposition, sol-gel methods, dip coating and spin coating, electrospinning, etc. have been utilized to produce CS coatings. However, a systematic review of chitosan coatings on scaffolds focussing on widely employed techniques is lacking. This review surveys literature concerning the current status of orthopaedic applications of CS for the purpose of coatings. In this review, the various preparation methods of coating, and the role of the surface functionalities in determining the efficiency of coatings are discussed. Effect of nanoparticle additions on the polymeric interfaces and in regulating the properties of surface coatings are also investigated in detail.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Carbohydrate Polymers
Uncontrolled Keywords:
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
09 Dec 2020 10:12
Last Modified:
28 Sep 2023 00:29