Microstructure analysis of novel resorbable calcium phosphate/sulphate bone cements
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This paper presents a new method to obtain porosity in apatitic cements, by mixing a-tricalcium phosphate (alpha-TCP) with calcium sulphate hemihydrate. The material was characterized by X-ray diffraction and observations in Electron Microscopy. The results show that crystals of calcium sulphate stayed embedded in the hydroxyapatite formed from a-TCP. By dissolution of these crystals porosity could be obtained where new bone tissue could grow in and resorb the cement.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Key Engineering Materials|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|