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Calcium phosphate bone cements: a comprehensive review.

Authors
  • Weiss, Denton D
  • Sachs, Matthew A
  • Woodard, Charles R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of long-term effects of medical implants
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
13
Issue
1
Pages
41–47
Identifiers
PMID: 12825748
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) augment the healing of bone following craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery. Their ability to function as bone substitutes has accelerated the healing processes from bone fractures or defects. Although CPCs all possess the same general function, small chemical composition differences in these compounds have a profound impact on their in vivo character. The main purpose of this article is to report the differences of several major CPCs. When available, specific clinical trials are referenced. The goal is to expand the knowledge base on CPCs to better inform the clinician and researcher.

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