Clinical Applications of Hydroxyapatite in Orthopedics


This chapter describes since 1982 the use of porous synthetic hydroxyapatite (HA) granules (0.1 to approximately 1.5 mm) interposed at the cement-bone interface to enhance bone bonding, a surgical procedure labeled interface bioactive bone cement (IBBC). HA granules were smeared on the bone surface just before cementing. Because the HA granules used in IBBC… (More)


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@inproceedings{Oonishi2017ClinicalAO, title={Clinical Applications of Hydroxyapatite in Orthopedics}, author={Hiroyuki Oonishi and Hironobu Oonishi and Hirotsugu Ohashi and Ikuo Kawahara and Yoshifumi Hanaoka and Ryoko Iwata and Larry L. Hench}, year={2017} }