Hydroxyapatite ceramics and the nature of the bone-ceramic interface

J. L. Ricci, J. M. Spivak, H. Alexander, N. C. Blumenthal, J. R. Parso ns

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Hydroxyapatite ceramics have been used as bone implants in a number of experimental systems and clinical applications. We have developed a unique experimental model that allows study of the interface between bone and implant materials. A comparison of titanium and hydroxyapatite materials, using this model, has demonstrated the oesteoconductive nature of hydroxyapatite and its ability to bond directly to bone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-191
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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