Bioceramics: For Materials Science and Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081022337

Bioceramics: For Materials Science and Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: Saad B. H. Farid
Paperback ISBN: 9780081022337
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1: Overview

1.1 Ceramics and Glasses

1.2 Types of Bioceramics

1.3 Alumina and Zirconia

1.4 Glass and Glass-Ceramics

1.5 Hydroxyapatite

1.6 Tricalcium phosphate

1.7 Calcium phosphate

1.8 Composites

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2: Structure, Microstructure, and Properties of Bioceramics

2.1 Oxide Ceramics

2.2 Tricalcium phosphate

2.3 Hydroxyapatite

2.4 Glass

2.5 Glass-Ceramics

2.6 Cements

2.7 Composites

2.8 Coatings

Review Questions

3: Osteoinduction, osteoconduction and osseointegration

3.1 Osteoinduction

3.2 Osteoconduction

3.3 Osseointegration

3.4 In vitro and in vivo evaluation

Review Questions

4: Orthopaedics and Dental Applications

4.1 Femoral head

4.2 Bone screws and plates

4.3 Porous coatings for femoral stems

4.4 Porous spacers

4.5 Knee prosthesis

4.6 Bone and Dental Repair

4.7 Crowns

4.8 bridges

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5: Tissue Engineering

5.1 Tricalcium phosphate

5.2 Nano-Hydroxyapatite

5.3 Silicate-Substituted Hydroxyapatites

5.4 Multiphasic scaffold

5.5 Biomedical foams

5.6 polymer-bioceramic scaffolds

5.7 Magnesium Based Biodegradable Materials

5.8 Stem Cells in Bone Tissue Engineering

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Bioceramics is an interdisciplinary field that considers the use of ceramic materials for biomedical applications. Next to the well-established and ubiquitous ceramic orthopaedic implants and bone cements, the field of tissue engineering strongly relies on a knowledge-based design of tailored scaffolds, as well. For the design and production of bioceramics, materials scientists need a thorough understanding of ceramics as a class of materials, as well a good working knowledge of the field of biomaterials including the interaction of biomaterials with their biological surroundings. Finally, the biomedical applications of the materials and the standpoint of biomedical professionals need to be considered as well, providing a real-world assessment of the academic research field.

Bioceramics is the only book that covers all of these aspects. The book addresses the types of bioceramics currently available, their structure and fundamental properties and then their most important applications.

Key Features

  • The only complete introductory reference in bioceramics that covers both the theoretical basics as well as the advanced applications that researchers need to know about
  • Includes overview of key applications of bioceramics such as orthopaedic and dental applications and tissue engineering
  • Use of case studies to build understanding, and enable innovation


Early-career biomaterials scientists and engineers; engineering researchers; graduate students


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About the Authors

Saad B. H. Farid Author

Saad B. H. Farid is Professor at the Department of Materials Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq. He contributors to the update and the development of the curriculums within the subjects of Materials Selection, Ceramics and Glasses, Engineering Ceramics and Bioceramics. He is the leader of the PhD course on Advanced Materials Characterization, Dielectric Ceramics, and Advanced Ceramics (Including Bioceramics).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq