The ultrastructural analysis of heterotopic osteogenesis in porous biphasic calcium phosphate ceramics

S. X. Qu, Y. Leng, Xia Guo, J. C Y Cheng, W. Q. Chen, Z. J. Yang, X. D. Zhang

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The characteristics occurring at the interface between porous calcium- phosphate ceramics and new-formed bone after implanted in muscle site was observed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The TEM micrograph showed that Ca-P ceramic surface became vague after being implanted and the fine acicular crystals, which were less than 100 nm in length formed on the Ca-P ceramic surface. It was observed that the direct mineralization appeared on the surface of porous HA/TCP ceramics after being implanted in the muscle of animal through SEM and TEM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-616
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine-Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine BIOCERAMICS'01 (ISCM) - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: 14 Nov 200117 Nov 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

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