Processing and properties of hydroxyapatite-based biomaterials for use as hard tissue replacement implants

Wojciech Suchanek, Masahiro Yoshimura

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Abstract

This paper reviews the past, present, and future of the hydroxyapatite (HAp)-based biomaterials from the point of view of preparation of hard tissue replacement implants. Properties of the hard tissues are also described. The mechanical reliability of the pure HAp ceramics is low, therefore it cannot be used as artificial teeth or bones. For these reasons, various HAp-based composites have been fabricated, but only the HAp-coated titanium alloys have found wide application. Among the others, the microstructurally controlled HAp ceramics such as fibers/whiskers-reinforced HAp, fibrous HAp-reinforced polymers, or biomimetically fabricated HAp/collagen composites seem to be the most suitable ceramic materials for the future hard tissue replacement implants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-117
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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