Orthopaedic applications of hydroxyapatite.

  title={Orthopaedic applications of hydroxyapatite.},
  author={Hiroyuki Oonishi},
  volume={12 2},
Hydroxyapatite (HA) has been used for more than six years. More recently we have used HA composites in clinical orthopaedics for spacing or filling bone defects. In this application the advantages of HA include lack of immuno-reaction and absence of postoperative morphological change or volume decrease. HA implants fixed with cement avoid problems from high density polyethylene wear particles. Other applications of HA include femoral plugs in total hip replacement and HA coating on metal… CONTINUE READING
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