Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 21, pp 5713–5724 | Cite as

A review on biodegradable polymeric materials for bone tissue engineering applications

  • Muhammad Iqbal Sabir
  • Xiaoxue Xu
  • Li LiEmail author


Biodegradable polymer scaffolds have played a significant role in wide range of tissue engineering application such as bone scaffolds since the last decade. The aim of this article is to provide the comprehensive overview of biocompatible and biodegradable polymer materials and composite materials with their advantages and drawbacks in the application of biomaterial scaffolds, furthermore the properties and degradation criteria of the biomaterials are discussed in this review.


Chitosan Tissue Engineering PHBV Glycolic Acid Bone Tissue Engineering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Material Science and Chemical EngineeringHarbin Engineering UniversityHarbinChina

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