Apatite formation on three kinds of bioactive material at an early stage in vivo: a comparative study by transmission electron microscopy.

@article{Neo1993ApatiteFO,
  title={Apatite formation on three kinds of bioactive material at an early stage in vivo: a comparative study by transmission electron microscopy.},
  author={M. Neo and Takashi Nakamura and Chikara Ohtsuki and Tadashi Kokubo and Takao Yamamuro},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1993},
  volume={27 8},
  pages={999-1006}
}
Apatite formation on the surface of three kinds of bioactive material at an early stage after implantation in bone was studied using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The materials were apatite- and wollastonite-containing glass-ceramic (A-W GC) as a surface-active glass-ceramic, dense sintered hydroxyapatite (HA) as a surface-active ceramic, and dense sintered beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) as a resorbable ceramic. Particles of these materials, ranging from 100-300 microns in… CONTINUE READING