Composites of Calcium Phosphate and Polymers as Bone Substitution Materials

Published on Apr 1, 2006in European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery2.139
· DOI :10.1007/S00068-006-6044-Y
Markus Neumann5
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Matthias Epple77
Estimated H-index: 77
(University of Duisburg-Essen)
The state of the art of calcium phosphate/polymer composites for bone substitution is reviewed. Many combinations are possible which were proposed to improve the mechanical properties and the biocompatibility. However, the way from the laboratory to the clinical application is long, and potential candidates for new bone substitution materials have to meet many different requirements.
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