Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 169–176

Calcium phosphate bone cements for clinical applications. Part I: Solution chemistry

Authors

  • E. Ferna´ndez
    • Dpt Materials Science and MetallurgyUniversitat Polite`cnica de Catalunya
  • F. J. Gil
    • Dpt Materials Science and MetallurgyUniversitat Polite`cnica de Catalunya
  • M. P. Ginebra
    • Dpt Materials Science and MetallurgyUniversitat Polite`cnica de Catalunya
  • F. C. M. Driessens
    • Dpt Materials Science and MetallurgyUniversitat Polite`cnica de Catalunya
  • J. A. Planell
    • Dpt Materials Science and MetallurgyUniversitat Polite`cnica de Catalunya
  • S. M. Best
    • IRC in Biomedical Materials, Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeUniversity of London
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008937507714

Cite this article as:
Ferna´ndez, E., Gil, F.J., Ginebra, M.P. et al. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (1999) 10: 169. doi:10.1023/A:1008937507714

Abstract

Calcium phosphate cements have been the subject of many studies in the last decade because of their biocompatibility, their capacity to fill bone cavities and their hardening properties; properties which are desirable in a broad range of surgical applications. The setting and hardening of these materials are controlled by dissolution–precipitation chemical reactions at room or body temperature and involve crystalline phase transformations. © 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers

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