Stefan Maenz

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Injectable, brushite-forming calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) have great potential as bone replacement materials due to enhanced degradability and long-term inclusion in bone remodeling. However, the use of such brushite-forming CPCs in load-bearing areas is limited by their low mechanical strength. One approach to overcome this limitation is the use of(More)
Microstructured surfaces mimicking the endothelial cell (EC) morphology is a new approach to improve the blood compatibility of synthetic vascular grafts. The ECs are capable of changing their shapes depending on different shear conditions. However, the quantitative correlation between EC morphology and shear stress has not yet been investigated(More)
This is the first description of an arthroscopic-assisted intraosseous balloon-assisted repositioning and defect filling of a tibial plateau fracture. The bone defect was filled with calcium phosphate cement in a liquid/paste form. The described technique was therefore introduced in order to allow an arthroscopic control of reposition and intra-articular(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Bioresorbable calcium phosphate cement (CPC) may be suitable for vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. However, additional targeted delivery of osteoinductive bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in the CPC may be required to counteract the augmented local bone catabolism and support complete bone regeneration. (More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Large animal models are highly recommended for meaningful preclinical studies, including the optimization of cement augmentation for vertebral body defects by vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to perform a systematic characterization of a strictly minimally invasive in vivo large animal model for lumbar(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Injectable, brushite-forming calcium phosphate cements (CPC) show potential for bone replacement, but they exhibit low mechanical strength. This study tested a CPC reinforced with poly(l-lactide-co-glycolide) acid (PLGA) fibers in a minimally invasive, sheep lumbar vertebroplasty model. PURPOSE The study aimed to test the in vivo(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite their various advantages, such as good esthetic properties, absence of mercury and adhesive bonding to teeth, modern dental composites still have some drawbacks, e.g., a relatively high rate of secondary caries on teeth filled with composite materials. Recent research suggests that microstructured biomaterials surfaces may reduce(More)
Bone histology of decalcified or undecalcified samples depends on the investigation. However, in research each method provides different information to answer the scientific question. Decalcification is the first step after sample fixation and governs what analysis is later feasible on the sections. Besides, decalcification is favored for immunostaining and(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Biodegradable calcium phosphate cement (CPC) represents a promising option for the surgical treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Because of augmented local bone catabolism, however, additional targeted delivery of bone morphogenetic proteins with the CPC may be needed to promote rapid and complete bone regeneration. PURPOSE In(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty of osteoporotic vertebral fractures bears the risk of pulmonary cement embolism (3.5%-23%) caused by leakage of commonly applied acrylic polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) cement to spongious bone marrow or outside of the vertebrae. Ultraviscous cement and specific augmentation systems have been developed to(More)