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Thermal and mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite impregnated acrylic bone cements

2004-04-01
Serbetci, K
Korkusuz, F
Hasırcı, Nesrin
Improvement of mechanical, thermal and biological properties of acrylic-based bone cements by adding various chemicals is a novel research area. Among these additives, hydroxyapatite (HA) is proven to be a biocompatible and osteoconductive material and it strongly integrates with bone. In this study, HA-containing acrylic bone cements were prepared and thermal and mechanical properties of the resultant cements were examined.