High-Strength Apatitic Cement by Modification with a-Hydroxy Acid Salts

Jake Barralet, Michael Hofmann, Liam Grover, U Gbureck

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High-strength hydroxyapatite orthopaedic cements have been prepared by the addition of sodium citrate to the liquid phase, which liquified the mixture enabling high-density, low-temperature ceramics to be fabricated (see Figure, a fracture surface). Wet compressive strengths well within the range for cortical bone are measured. Following compaction at low pressures the cements are still moldable. This offers the potential for limited load bearing and use with fixation or distraction devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2091-2094
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2003


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