Physiological Factors at Bioceramic Interfaces

  • L. L. Hench
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 7)


The objective of this chapter is to review the current state of understanding of the variables that can influence the behavior of ceramic materials when exposed to a physiological environment. The physiologic-ceramics interface is extraordinarily complex. The interface varies with time, location, species, and age of animal, and is subject to the presence of external stresses of various types as well as being influenced by pharmeceutical treatments.


Collagen Fibril Glassy Phase Physiological Environment Prosthetic Material Joint Prosthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. L. Hench
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  1. 1.Ceramics Division, Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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