Osteoconduction of bioceramics in normal and osteopenic rats: comparison between bioactive and bioinert ceramics.


Rats with experimental osteopenia, which was induced by resecting both ovaries and sciatic nerves (OVX + NX), were used to evaluate osteoconduction of an apatite and wollastonite-containing glass-ceramic (designated A-W.GC) and an alumina ceramic. The bone mineral densities (BMDs) of the femurs were measured by dural energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and… (More)


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