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Bioeutectic® Ceramics for Biomedical Application Obtained by Laser Floating Zone Method. In vivo Evaluation

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Instituto de Bioingenieria, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Avda. Ferrocarril s/n, Elche 03202, Alicante, Spain
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Department of Science and Technology of Materials and Fluids, Material Science Institute of Aragon, University of Zaragoza-CSIC, c/ Maria de Luna 3, Zaragoza 50018, Spain
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Materials Science Department, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road London E1 4NS, UK
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Unidad de Bioingeniería ósea, Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica, Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia 30120, Spain
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Materials 2014, 7(4), 2395-2410; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma7042395
Received: 4 December 2013 / Revised: 20 February 2014 / Accepted: 10 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
In this study, the Bioeutectic® blocks were inserted into the critical size defects of eight rabbits, using both tibiae, and the physical and chemical nature of the remodeled interface between the Bioeutectic® implants and the surrounding bone were performed at four and 15 months. The results showed a new fully mineralized bone growing in direct contact with the implants. The ionic exchange, taking place at the implant interface with the body fluids was essential in the process of the implant integration through a dissolution-precipitation-transformation mechanism. The study found the interface biologically and chemically active over the 15 months implantation period. The osteoblastic cells migrated towards the interface and colonized the surface at the contact areas with the bone. The new developed apatite structure of porous morphology mimics natural bone. View Full-Text
Keywords: calcium phosphate silicate; osseointegration; implantation; in vivo evaluation calcium phosphate silicate; osseointegration; implantation; in vivo evaluation
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De Aza, P.N.; Peña, J.I.; Luklinska, Z.B.; Meseguer-Olmo, L. Bioeutectic® Ceramics for Biomedical Application Obtained by Laser Floating Zone Method. In vivo Evaluation. Materials 2014, 7, 2395-2410.

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