Inorganic polymer composites for bone regeneration and repair

Grondahl, L., Jack, K. S. and Goonasekera, C. S. (2014). Inorganic polymer composites for bone regeneration and repair. In Mallick, Kajal (Ed.), Bone substitute biomaterials (pp. 261-293) Kidlington, Oxford United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi:10.1533/9780857099037.3.261

Author Grondahl, L.
Jack, K. S.
Goonasekera, C. S.
Title of chapter Inorganic polymer composites for bone regeneration and repair
Title of book Bone substitute biomaterials
Place of Publication Kidlington, Oxford United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1533/9780857099037.3.261
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Series Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials
ISBN 9780857099037
Editor Mallick, Kajal
Chapter number 11
Start page 261
End page 293
Total pages 33
Total chapters 12
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In the fabrication of inorganic/polymer composites for bone regeneration and repair, the selection of components for production of a construct with adequate mechanical integrity and bioactivity is crucial. Enhanced properties can be achieved by optimising the dispersion and interfacial bond strength, and ensuring surface presentation of the bioactive inorganic phase in the polymer matrix. In nano-composites, surface modification of the inorganic phase is a promising method for achieving enhanced dispersion. This chapter discusses the development of polymer composites with micron- and nano-sized fillers and both solid and porous constructs. It also covers methods for the surface modification of the filler and shortcomings in the techniques available for the characterisation of these materials.
Keyword Inorganic/polymer composites
Composite scaffold
Bioactive glass
Hydroxyapatite (HAP)
Mechanical properties
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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