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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Abstract

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
Volume49
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Ricci, J. L., Spivak, J. M., Alexander, H., Blumenthal, N. C., & Parso ns, J. R. (1989). Hydroxyapatite ceramics and the nature of the bone-ceramic interface. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, 49(2), 178-191.