The efficacy of bioceramics for the closure of burr-holes in craniotomy: Case studies on 14 patients


Izci Y., Secer H. I. , Ilica A. T. , Karacalioglu O., Onguru O., Timucin M., ...More

JOURNAL OF APPLIED BIOMATERIALS & FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, vol.11, no.3, pp.187-196, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5301/jabfm.2012.9252
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF APPLIED BIOMATERIALS & FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-196
  • Keywords: Bioceramics, Craniotomy, Hydroxyapatite, Strontium, Wollastonite, SILICON-SUBSTITUTED HYDROXYAPATITE, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, STRONTIUM RANELATE, BONE-REPLACEMENT, CERAMICS, RECONSTRUCTION, CRANIOPLASTY, DEFECT, MODEL, OSTEOPOROSIS

Abstract

Purpose: Bioceramics are currently in use to cover bone defects in orthopedics and craniofacial surgery. But their compatibility and efficacy in cranium were not investigated in detail. The aims of this study were to produce, characterize, and assess the biocompatibility and osteointegration of Si-HA, Si-Sr-HA, HA-Wollastonite, and HA-Wollastonite-Frit bioceramics.