Osteointegration of bioactive glass-coated and uncoated zirconia in osteopenic bone: an in vivo experimental study.

@article{Aldini2004OsteointegrationOB,
  title={Osteointegration of bioactive glass-coated and uncoated zirconia in osteopenic bone: an in vivo experimental study.},
  author={Nicol{\'o} Nicoli Aldini and Milena Fini and Gianluca Giavaresi and L{\'u}cia Helena Martini and B Dubini and M G Ponzi Bossi and Franco Rustichelli and Adriano Krajewski and Antonio Ravaglioli and Mauro Mazzocchi and Roberto Giardino},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A},
  year={2004},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={264-72}
}
In elderly and osteoporotic patients an age-related loss of osteoinductivity could be the biological cause of implant failure regardless of the high quality of the implanted device. yttria stabilized tetragonal zirconia (YSTZ), either coated with the bioactive glass named RKKP bioglaze (RKKP) or uncoated, was implanted in the distal femurs of sham-operated and ovariectomized female rats. Animals were sacrificed at 30 and 60 days. Histomorphometry and microhardness tests were performed to assess… CONTINUE READING