Thermal and mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite impregnated acrylic bone cements


Serbetci K., Korkusuz F., Hasirci N.

POLYMER TESTING, vol.23, no.2, pp.145-155, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0142-9418(03)00073-4
  • Journal Name: POLYMER TESTING
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-155
  • Keywords: bone cement, PMMA, hydroxyapatite, biomechanics, biocompatible, FIBER REINFORCED BONE, POLYETHYLENE FIBERS, PARTICLE, POLYMETHYLMETHACRYLATE, PERFORMANCE, CREEP, FEMUR, PMMA

Abstract

Improvement of mechanical, thermal and biological properties of acrylic-based bone cements by adding various chemicals is a novel research area. Among these additives, hydroxyapatite (HA) is proven to be a biocompatible and osteoconductive material and it strongly integrates with bone. In this study, HA-containing acrylic bone cements were prepared and thermal and mechanical properties of the resultant cements were examined.