Optimization of the formulation and mechanical properties of starch based partially degradable bone cements.

@article{Boesel2004OptimizationOT,
  title={Optimization of the formulation and mechanical properties of starch based partially degradable bone cements.},
  author={Luciano F. Boesel and Jo{\~a}o F Mano and Rui Lu{\'i}s Reis},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={73-83}
}
Previous studies have shown the possibility of developing in-situ polymerizable hydrogels that disclose a range of properties that might allow for their use as bone cements. Their main advantage is to be partially degradable, which is important to allow bone ingrowth (better fixation). In addition, their uptake of water makes them less agressive for the tissues, disclosing better fatigue properties and ideal for release of drugs when in service. This work reports a statistical study of the… CONTINUE READING