Special Issue "Orthopedic Materials and Bone Medicine"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Ricardo A. Battaglino
Guest Editor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Interests: Osteoclasts, Bone resorption, inflammation, osteointegration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Musculoskeletal diseases affect over 100 million Americans and represent the highest burden to the healthcare system in the USA. As the population ages, the prevalence of these incapacitating disorders will increase. Therefore, there is a great need to develop new orthopedic materials and approaches for the replacement of bones, teeth, and joints and for the repair and regeneration of bone and craniofacial defects. Over the last half century, we have witnessed the emergence and evolution of materials intended for biomedical purposes, from bioinert materials, to bioactive and biodegradable materials, to materials designed to interact with the host tissue and elicit specific responses at the molecular and cellular level. In this Special Issue, we will discuss the evolution of different materials and approaches commonly used in orthopedic/craniofacial applications.
It is my distinct pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this exciting Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Ricardo A. Battaglino
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biomaterials
  • orthopedics
  • tissue engineering
  • biodegradable materials
  • bioactive materials
  • bioinert materials
  • calcium phosphate
  • scaffold
  • composite

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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