Arnold van den Hooff

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In order to study the biodegradation behavior of calcium phosphate materials, cylinders of standard size were implanted in the tibiae of rabbits. Material parameters were stoichiometry (hydroxyapatite with a Ca/P ratio of 1.67 versus tricalcium phosphate with a Ca/P ratio of 1.50), crystallographic structure (apatite versus beta-whitlockite), microporosity,(More)
Dense (97-99.9%) hydroxylapatite ceramics were implanted in muscle and bone tissue of rats. The aim of this study was to compare apatite implant material made of commercially available powder with laboratory powder prepared in a painstaking manner. Biocompatibility, biostability, and adherence to bone were evaluated. In muscle tissue the implants were found(More)
Electron microscope analysis of thin sections of intact skin from 17 day chick embryos injected with beta-aminopropionitrile 3 days earlier, revealed markedly increased dispersion in fibril diameter both above and below the narrow distribution of normal fibril size. Extraction with cold 1 M neutral saline caused a dissolution of the fibrils to fine(More)
Yoshida tumors implanted subcutaneously in the rat are conspicuously heterogeneous. A definite zoning can be discerned. Cell nuclei range from uniform epitheloid (type I) via pleomorphic (type II) to compact (type III). Type III is seen to detach at the rim of the tumor and to infiltrate the dermis. Type I is characterized by positive pericellular(More)
An 11-year clinical research study was conducted with both unloaded bulk hydroxyapatite implants and loaded hydroxyapatite-coated titanium implants. A total of 102 submerged bulk hydroxyapatite implants were placed after extraction of teeth to maintain the volume of the residual alveolar ridge by their physical presence. All 21 implants under fixed partial(More)