Categoria: Investigação

Autores: Duarte F., Santos JD., Afonso A.

Referência: Mater Sci Forum 2004; 455-456:370-373
ISSN: 1662-9752

Resumo: Bonelike is synthetic bone graft designed to mimic the inorganic composition of new bone using a patent process that consists of liquid sintering hydroxyapatite in the presence of a CaO-P2O5 based glass. This work reports the clinical application of this novel bone graft in maxillofacial surgery to reconstruct a bone defected area after cyst excision. Histological results clearly demonstrated an extensive new bone formation after 6 months implantation, with a significant degree of maturation. Scanning electron microscopy analysis revealed that the Bonelike® granules were almost completely surrounded by new bone, which proves its high osteoconductive capacity.

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