Fiber reinforced calcium phosphate cements -- on the way to degradable load bearing bone substitutes?

@article{Krger2012FiberRC,
  title={Fiber reinforced calcium phosphate cements -- on the way to degradable load bearing bone substitutes?},
  author={Reinhard Kr{\"u}ger and Juergen Groll},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 25},
  pages={5887-900}
}
Calcium phosphate cements (CPC) are well-established materials for the repair of bone defects with excellent biocompatibility and bioactivity. However, brittleness and low flexural/tensile strength so far restrict their application to non-load bearing areas. Reinforcement of CPC with fibers can substantially improve its strength and toughness and has been one major strategy to overcome the present mechanical limitations of CPC. Fiber reinforced calcium phosphate cements (FRCPC) thus bear the… CONTINUE READING