Biomimetic PMMA-based bone substitutes: a comparative in vitro evaluation of the effects of pulsed electromagnetic field exposure.

@article{Torricelli2003BiomimeticPB,
  title={Biomimetic PMMA-based bone substitutes: a comparative in vitro evaluation of the effects of pulsed electromagnetic field exposure.},
  author={Paola Torricelli and Milena Fini and Gianluca Giavaresi and R. C. Botter and Dario T Beruto and Roberto Giardino},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={182-8}
}
Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) are known to be effective in the stimulation of cultured osteoblasts and in vivo healing of delayed and nonunion fractures. In the present in vitro study the effects of PEMFs on osteoblastic cell cultures (MG63 human osteoblast-like cells) grown in the presence of poly-methylmethacrylate (PMMA) and of a biomimetic bone substitute made of a PMMA matrix added with alfa-tricalcium phosphate (PMMA+alpha-TCP) were evaluated, to assess the biological response at… CONTINUE READING

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