Biodegradable elastomers have clinical applicability due to their biocompatibility, tunable degradation and elasticity. The addition of bioactive glasses to these elastomers can impart mechanical properties sufficient for hard tissue replacement. Hence, a composite with a biodegradable polymer matrix and a bio glass filler can offer a method of augmenting existing tissue. This article reviews the applications of such composites for skeletal augmentation.
E. Zeimaran et al., "Bioactive Glass Reinforced Elastomer Composites for Skeletal Regeneration: A Review," Materials Science and Engineering C, vol. 53, pp. 175 - 188, Elsevier, Aug 2015.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2015.04.035
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01 Aug 2015