Bone substitute biomaterials are fundamental to the biomedical sector, and have recently benefitted from extensive research and technological advances aimed at minimizing failure rates and reducing the need for further surgery. This book reviews these developments, with a particular focus on the desirable properties for bone substitute materials and their potential to encourage bone repair and regeneration.
Part I covers the principles of bone substitute biomaterials for medical applications. One chapter reviews the quantification of bone mechanics at the whole-bone, micro-scale, and non-scale levels, while others discuss biomineralization, osteoductivization, materials to fill bone defects, and bioresorbable materials. Part II focuses on biomaterials as scaffolds and implants, including multi-functional scaffolds, bioceramics, and titanium-based foams. Finally, Part III reviews further materials with the potential to encourage bone repair and regeneration, including cartilage grafts, chitosan, inorganic polymer composites, and marine organisms.
- Provides a detailed and accurate overview of the bone substitute biomaterials, a fundamental part of the biomaterials and biomedical sector
- Provides readers with the principles of bone substitute biomaterials
- Reviews biomaterials for bone regeneration
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Part 1 Properties of bone substitute biomaterials in medicine
1 Bone substitutes based on biomineralization
2 Experimental quantification of bone mechanics
3 Osteoinductivization of dental implants and bone-defect-filling materials
4 Bioresorbable bone graft substitutes
Part 2 Biomaterial substitute scaffolds and implants for bone repair
5 Multi-functional scaffolds for bone regeneration
6 3D bioceramic foams for bone tissue engineering
7 Titanium and NiTi foams for bone replacement
8 Bioceramics for skeletal bone regeneration
Part 3 Biomaterials for bone repair and regeneration
9 Cartilage grafts for bone repair and regeneration
10 Chitosan for bone repair and regeneration
11 Inorganic polymer composites for bone regeneration and repair
12 Marine organisms for bone repair and regeneration
Professor Kajal Mallick was formerly associate professor of the Warwick Manufacturing Group at Warwick University, where he headed the Tissue Engineering and Ceramic Processing research group (TiECep). He has authored many papers on biomaterials in leading international journals.