Biological evaluation of pliable hydroxyapatite-ethylene vinyl acetate co-polymer composites intended for cranioplasty.

@article{Velayudhan2005BiologicalEO,
  title={Biological evaluation of pliable hydroxyapatite-ethylene vinyl acetate co-polymer composites intended for cranioplasty.},
  author={Shiny Velayudhan and Thapasimuthu Vijayamma Anilkumar and Thrikkovil Variyath Kumary and Parayanthala Vilappil Mohanan and Ana Claudia A. M. Fernandez and Harikrishna K Varma and Parameswaran Ramesh},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2005},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={201-9}
}
Hydroxyapatite (HAP) is undoubtedly a material suitable for repairing the defective bone tissue. However, the brittleness and non-malleability of HAP limit its clinical application as a cranioplastic analogue. To improve these properties, pliable, osteoconductive composites composed of HAP and ethylene vinyl acetate co-polymer (EVA) have been developed. This study reports the biocompatibility evaluation of the newly developed composite material. Composites of two compositions, containing 40 and… CONTINUE READING