Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine London, UK, September 1991

1st Edition - January 1, 1991

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  • Editors: W. Bonfield, G. W. Hastings, K.E. Tanner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193649

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Bioceramics is a collection of papers that deals in bioactive ceramics, glasses, and composites, focusing on the optimization of the implant-tissue interface. One paper discusses the osteogenic response of rat bone marrow cells in porous alumina, in hydroxyapatite, and in Kiel bone. Marrow cells loaded alumina and HA ceramics show new bone formation; Kiel bone use does not point to any consistent osteogenesis. Another paper presents the potential of an injectable form of Bioglass to treat urinary incontinence. When injected, it remains at the injection site by bonding to soft tissues without degrading, migrating, or producing an inflammatory reaction. Another paper presents an in vitro method that has shown osteoclast-like cells can resorb artificial calcium phosphate substrata in vitro. The differences in bone bonding mechanisms between surface active ceramics and resorbable ceramics show some chemical bonding and direct contact with the bone. The book also presents some clinical uses of bioactive ceramics such as the successful artificial root therapeutics involving 219 artificial roots implanted in 63 patients. This book can prove valuable to bio-chemists, cellular biologists, micro-biologists, developmental biologists, and scientists involved in biomaterials research.

Table of Contents

  • Alumina Ceramics

    Osteogenic Response of Rat Bone Marrow Cells in Porous Alumina, Hydroxyapatite and Kiel Bone

    Ceramic Surfaces as Wear Partners for Polyethylene

    Comparative Studies of Plasma Sprayed Alumina Coatings Aiming at Hard Tissue Substitutions

    Ten Year Survivorship of Cemented Ceramic-Ceramic Total Hip Replacement

    Alumina Total Joint Replacement of the First Metatarso-Phalangeal Joint

    Histological Study of Acetabular Clear Zone after Acetabular Reaming for Hip Arthoplasty using an Alumina Ceramic Endoprosthesis and a Metal One

    Preparation of Bioactive Ceramics

    Apatite Chemistry in Biomaterial Preparation, Shaping and Biological Behavior

    Crystal Chemistry and Biocompatibility of oc-TCP produced from TCP by a Plasma Spraying Technique

    The Production and Characterisation of a Hydroxyapatite Ceramic Material

    Preliminary Studies on Castable Apatite-Mullite Glass-Ceramics

    Effect of Strontium Content on the Mechanical Properties of Bone and Sintered Hydroxyapatite

    Slip Casting of Hydroxyapatite with Differential Porosity

    Development and Use of an Injectable Form of Bioglass®

    Bioactive Glasses and Ceramics In Vitro

    Crystallographic Aspects of the Growth of Calcium Phosphate on Type I Collagen and Hydroxyapatite

    Apatite Formation on Ceramics, Metals and Polymers Induced by a CaO, Si()2 Based Glass in a Simulated Body Fluid

    Resorption of Calcium Hydroxyapatite Substrata by Osteoclast-like Cells in Vitro

    Reactions in and at the Surface of Bioactive Glasses in Aqueous Solutions

    In Vitro Dissolution and Precipitation of Calcium Phosphate Phases on Various Biomaterials Correlates with in Vivo Bioactivity

    Influence of Metal Ions on the Dissolution Behaviour of Hydroxyapatite

    The Kinetics of Bioactive Ceramics Part III: Surface Reactions for Bioactive Glasses compared with an Inactive Glass

    Bioactive Glasses and Ceramics In Vivo

    Differences in Bone Bonding Mechanisms between Surface Active

    Ceramics and Resorbable Ceramics: Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopic Study

    Characterization of Bone-Glass Ceramic Interface

    A Histological and Ultrastructural Assessment of the Tissue Response to Calcium Phosphate Ceramics

    In Vivo Response to Ceramic Percutaneous Implants

    The Replacing Behavior of Tetra-Calciumphosphate (TeCP)- Alteration to Bone Tissues In Vivo

    Bone Interfaces with Retrieved Alumina and Hydroxyapatite Ceramics

    Modified Hydroxyapatite Granules and Plaster as Binder: In Vitro and Clinical Tests

    Osteogenic Capacity of Hydroxyapatite-Coated Porous Calcium Carbonate Implants

    Clinical Uses of Bioactive Ceramics

    Clinical Applications of Hydroxyapatite Artifical Root of Fibrous Tissue Attachment Type

    Dental Applications of Bioglass® Implants

    Hydroxyapatite-Polyethylene Composite in Orbital Surgery

    Solo Implantation of Porous Cuboidal Hydroxyapatite for the Treatment of Simple Bone Cysts

    Hyperthermic Treatment of Experimental Bone Tumours with a Bioactive Ferromagnetic Glass-Ceramic

    Clinical Application of Hydroxyapatite Fillers for Pyogenic Osteomyelitis

    Ceramic Composites and Bioactive Bone Cements

    Carbon Fiber Re-inforced Ceramic Composite for Biomaterials

    Reinforcement of Hydroxyapatite with Ceramic and Metal Fibers

    Coral Based and Sintered Hydroxylapatite Blocks Reinforced with Fibrous Cage-like Polylactide Composite: A Comparative Study

    A Novel Bioactive Bone Cement based on CaO-SiO2-P2Os-CaF2 Glass

    Advanced Bone Cement for Long Term Orthopaedic Implantations

    Hydroxyapatite Coatings

    Ultrastructural, Crystallographic and Chemical Analysis of Different Calcium Phosphate Plasma Coatings Before Implantation

    Biphasic Calcium Phosphate and HA Coated Implants: Mechanical Tests and Biological Evaluations After Implantation in Rabbit Cortical Bone

    Electrochemical Impedance Studies on Calcium Phosphate-Metal Interfaces

    Porous Titanium Implants with and without Hydroxyapatite Coating: A Biomechanical Study

    Mechanical Characterisation of Plasma-Sprayed Hydroxyapatite-Titanium Alloy Interfaces

    Osseointegration of Hydroxyapatite Coated and Un-coated pure

    Titanium mesh Implants in an Infected Implantation Site. Results of an Animal Experiment

    Cell Material Adhesion and Cytoskeletons

    Endodontic-Endosseous Anchoring Method using Hydroxyapatite Sprayed Titanium Sticks

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 388
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
  • Published: January 1, 1991
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483193649

About the Editors

W. Bonfield

G. W. Hastings

K.E. Tanner

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