Accession Number:

ADA026061

Title:

The Use of Biodegradable Ceramic as a Bone Implant Material,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Researchers in the past have attempted to find a more accessible material to stimulate osseous regeneration. They have placed many kinds of organic and inorganic materials in bone defects. Reports characterizing ceramic materials as nontoxic, nonallergenic, and noncarcinogenic stimulated USAIDR researchers to investigate the biodegradable ceramics. The research has been performed through multidisciplinary, carefully planned studies which began in rats and has progressed through subhuman primates to an investigation in humans. The following short descriptive series of studies documents the successful end results and human application of this new biodegradable material.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE