Title

Bioactive Glasses for Nonbearing Applications in Total Joint Replacement

Abstract

Bioactive ceramics, glasses, and glass-ceramics have the ability to enhance bone formation and bond to surrounding tissue. The purpose of this report is to explore the use of a silicate-based bioactive glass, designated 13-93, as an alternative for nonbearing applications in total joint replacement, such as the tibia and the meniscus. The mechanical strength of porous 13-93 glass constructs, coupled with the ability of the glass to support cell attachment, growth, and differentiation, and the fabrication of the glass into porous, three-dimensional constructs with anatomically correct shapes, indicates the potential of 13-93 glass for nonbearing applications in total joint replacement, and for bone tissue engineering applications.

Department(s)

Biological Sciences

Second Department

Materials Science and Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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