Management of Hard Tissue Avulsive Wounds and Management of Orofacial Fractures.
Rept. no. 6 (Annual) 1 Aug 79-1 Aug 80,
BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OH
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This report summarized results of continued studies for further developing and understanding the in vivo behavior of resorbable calcium phosphate for use in the management of hard tissue avulsive wounds and orofacial fractures. Specific studies have been devoted to the preparation and comparitive in vivo evaluation of porous tricalcium phosphates having various pore distributions. Secondary studies have included attempts to alter the stoichiometry of the material. The in vivo studies suggest that the direction of porosity within the biodegradable material is perhaps the most important parameter determining the success of a biodegradable material which facilitates bone ingrowth. It is recommended that a stoichiometric tricalcium phosphate with highly directional pore structure be the object of future research. Author
- Medicine and Medical Research