Hydrolysis of calcium phosphates cement-allografts composite in calf serum and that in saline were examined in comparison with those of the calcium phosphates cement in both the solutions. The calcium phosphates cement consists of α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP), tetracalcium phosphate (TetCP), dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (DCPD), and hydroxyapatite (HAP), which is clinically used as Biopex. In the hydrolyses of Biopex-allografts composite in both the solutions, the calcium phosphates cement was transformed into HAP. On the other hand, in the hydrolyses of Biopex, HAP was formed after 1 day and octacalcium phosphate (OCP) was gradually formed after 7 days. In the presence of allografts, plate-like crystals were deposited and in the absence of allografts, needle-like crystals were deposited in both the solutions. By the addition of allografts, the hydrolysis process of the calcium phosphates cement was significantly changed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Apr|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering