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Bone Substitute Biomaterials

Bone substitute biomaterials are a fundamental part of the biomaterials and biomedical sector and this area has benefitted from many recent technological developments. Recent research has particularly focussed on minimising failure rates and the need for further surgery, which can be achieved in particular through osseointegration and regeneration. The first section of this book provides readers with the principles of bone substitute biomaterials whilst the final section reviews biomaterials for bone regeneration.


Bone substitute biomaterials provides a detailed review of this important area, and will be a helpful resource for scientists and engineers in both academia and the biomedical industry. It should be of particular interest to those working in orthopaedics and dentistry. 

Hardbound, 390 Pages

Published: August 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-497-1


  • Bone mechanics. Part 1 Properties of bone substitutes biomaterials in medicine: Composite materials for bone repair; Zirconia toughened composites for hard tissue replacements; Ceramic Foam; Titanium foam for replacing bone; Bioresorbable bone graft substitutes. Part 2 Biomaterials and implants: Bone substitutes based on biomineralization; Ceramics for skeletal bone regeneration; Osteoinductivization of dental implants and bone-defect-filling materials; Cartilage grafts for bone regeneration; Marine organisms for bone repair; Chitosan for bone repair.


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