Bioceramic orbital plate implant

September 30, 2005

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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AZojomo is based on the patented OARS (Open Access Rewards System) publishing protocol. The OARS protocol represents a unique development in the field of scientific publishing - the distribution of online scientific journal revenue between the authors, peer reviewers and site operators with no publication charges, just totally free to access high quality, peer reviewed materials science. [See http://www.azom.com/azojomo.asp and http://www.azom.com/oars.asp]

AZojomo publishes high quality articles and papers on all aspects of materials science and related technologies. All the contributions are reviewed by a world class panel of editors who are experts in a wide spectrum of materials science. [See http://www.azom.com/Journal%20Editorial%20Board.asp]

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