THE MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND IN VIVO EVALUATION OF POROUS TiNi AS GRAFT MATERIAL


Arpak B., Araz K., Nakas I., Bor S., Nergiz I.

FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS LETTERS, vol.5, no.3, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s1793604712500233
  • Journal Name: FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

To obtain TiNi foams with interconnected pores that have surface quality necessary for bone growth in addition to required mechanical performance, sintering with the space holder technique was employed in this study, which aimed to evaluate the bone healing process of TiNi graft materials. For this purpose, processed TiNi foams with three different porosities were placed into the created defects in the femur of rats. Moreover, the mechanical properties of the processed TiNi foams were conducted via monotonic compression tests in order to evaluate mechanical biocompatibility.