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Titanium Fiber Mesh: A Nondegradable Scaffold Material

  • Juliette van den Dolder
  • John A. Jansen
Part of the Topics in Bone Biology book series (TBB, volume 3)

Abstract

The grafting of bone in skeletal reconstruction has become a common task of the orthopedic surgeon. The need for reconstruction or replacement is often the result of trauma, congenital malformations, or cancer. Reconstructive surgery is based upon the principle of replacing defective tissue with viable, functioning alternatives. Various materials have been used to treat the defects, including autogenous bone and alloplastic materials. Grafting materials are necessary to bridge defects or to increase the bone volume. At present, autologous bone is the gold standard, but it has important disadvantages, including donor-site morbidity, limited availability, and unpredictable resorption characteristics. These factors have stimulated the search for other materials that can replace autogenous bone.

Keywords

Bone Formation Bone Ingrowth Scaffold Material Biomed Mater Porous Titanium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliette van den Dolder
    • 1
  • John A. Jansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Periodontology and BiomaterialsRadboud University Nijmegen Medical CenterNijmegenThe Netherlands

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