Porous biphasic calcium phosphate evaluated as a potential alternative for commercially available orbital implant bioceramics
The remarkable progress of ceramics in recent years has resulted in the development of materials with chemical, physical and mechanical properties that are suitable for biomedical applications. Ceramic materials used for this purpose are known as bioceramics and their fields of application include orthopedic, odontosthomathology, ophthalmology, plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Among the bioceramic materials that are being developed, tricalcium phosphate, Ca3(PO4) 2 and hydroxyapatite Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2 are most commonly considered for bone graft applications.
In a study in the open access journal AZojomo*, porous biphasic calcium phosphate orbital plate implants consisting of tricalcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite were developed as a cheaper alternative to commercially available implants. Biocompatibility, vascularization, resorption, bone induction and bone conduction are results are reported and the materials’ potential as an alternative are presented at http://www.azom.com/details.asp?articleID=3029
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