Comparison between commercial calcium phosphate bone cements

M E Saadalla, N Ahad, I R Gibson, J C Shelton

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The mechanical, chemical and physical properties of two commercial calcium phosphate bone cements (Norian SRS and Biobon) were investigated. Specimens were immersed in Ringers' solution for 1, 10, 24, 120, and 240 hrs. The properties of the two materials differed considerably. The chemical reactivity and mechanical performance were greater for the Norian cement, whereas the Biobon cement had a higher liquid/powder ratio making it more injectable. From the XRD analysis, the Norian cement, soaked for 240 hours, produced a diffraction pattern that was similar to the XRD pattern of bone mineral. At this time point, the compressive strength of the Norian cement was approximately 4 times greater than the value obtained for the Biobon cement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioceramics 14
EditorsS Brown, I Clarke, P Williams
Place of PublicationZurich-Uetikon
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-87849-889-3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event14th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS-14) - PALM SPRINGS
Duration: 14 Nov 200117 Nov 2001


Conference14th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS-14)


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