Bioceramics for Osteochondral Tissue Engineering and Regeneration.

last updated: 2018-10-17
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TitleBioceramics for Osteochondral Tissue Engineering and Regeneration.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPina S., Rebelo R., Correlo V. M., Reis R. L., and Oliveira J. M.
EditorsOliveira J. M., Pina S., Roman J. S., and Reis R. L.
Abstract Text

Considerable advances in tissue engineering and regeneration have been accomplished over the last decade. Bioceramics have been developed to repair, reconstruct, and substitute diseased parts of the body and to promote tissue healing as an alternative to metallic implants. Applications embrace hip, knee, and ligament repair and replacement, maxillofacial reconstruction and augmentation, spinal fusion, bone filler, and repair of periodontal diseases. Bioceramics are well-known for their superior wear resistance, high stiffness, resistance to oxidation, and low coefficient of friction. These specially designed biomaterials are grouped in natural bioceramics (e.g., coral-derived apatites), and synthetic bioceramics, namely bioinert ceramics (e.g., alumina and zirconia), bioactive glasses and glass ceramics, and bioresorbable calcium phosphates-based materials. Physicochemical, mechanical, and biological properties, as well as bioceramics applications in diverse fields of tissue engineering are presented herein. Ongoing clinical trials using bioceramics in osteochondral tissue are also considered. Based on the stringent requirements for clinical applications, prospects for the development of advanced functional bioceramics for tissue engineering are highlighted for the future.

Book TitleOsteochondral Tissue Engineering - Nanotechnology, Scaffolding-Related Developments and Translation.
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
KeywordsBioceramics, Calcium phosphates, Clinical trials, Natural and synthetic bioceramics, Osteochondral regeneration
Peer reviewedno

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