Robles Casolco says that the metal foam can also be applied in medical applications by combining it with hydroxyapatite ceramic
, which can be used as an implant.
Aizawa and Rikukawa developed a hydroxyapatite ceramic
hybrid material consisting of a porous ceramic structure filled with a biodegradable polymer such as a poly L-lactic acid.
bodies with tailored mechanical properties for different applications, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 60(1): 159-166.
Novel fully interconnected porous hydroxyapatite ceramic
in surgical treatment of benign bone tumor.
1985) and dense hydroxyapatite ceramic
(Akao et al.
Other topics of the seven papers include counteracting reliability problems in advanced hip prostheses, an uncemented total hip prosthesis with a hydroxyapatite ceramic
coating, and various bearing combinations for total hip arthroplasty.
Hydroxyapatite cement has several advantages over hydroxyapatite ceramic
blocks and granules, and it is particularly well suited for calvarial reconstruction.
Also, bone has been foun d to grow into hydroxyapatite ceramic
, and after some years has been followed by its total resorption.
has been used for small contour defects of the facial bones, for example the molar bone and the chin .
Among these bioceramics, hydroxyapatite ceramic
is a biocompatible and bioactive material that can be used to restore damaged human calcified tissue.
Delivery of insulin from hydroxyapatite ceramic
microspheres: Preliminary in vivo studies, J.