A1 Journal article – refereed
Biomateriaalit luuston korjauksessa

List of Authors: Puska M, Aho AJ, Vallittu PK
Place: Finland
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Duodecim
Journal name in source: Duodecim; laaketieteellinen aikakauskirja
Journal acronym: Duodecim
Number in series: 5
Volume number: 129
Issue number: 5
ISSN: 0012-7183

In orthopedics, traumatology, and craniofacial surgery, biomaterials should meet the clinical demands of bone that include shape, size and anatomical location of the defect, as well as the physiological load-bearing stresses. Biomaterials are metals, ceramics, plastics or materials of biological origin. In the treatment of large defects, metallic endoprostheses or bone grafts are employed, whereas ceramics in the case of small defects. Plastics are employed on the artificial joint surfaces, in the treatment of vertebral compression fractures, and as biodegradable screws and plates. Porosity, bioactivity, and identical biomechanics to bone are fundamental for achieving a durable, well-bonded, interface between biomaterial and bone. In the case of severe bone treatments, biomaterials should also imply an option to add biologically active substances.\nJID: 0373207; 0 (Biocompatible Materials); 0 (Ceramics); 0 (Metals); 0 (Plastics); ppublish

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