Ultrasonic Coating Technique of a Polymer Scaffold for Bone Implant Applications
Aleksandra Kędzierska , Barbara Ostrowska , D. Smoleń , E. Pietrzykowska , Wojciech Święszkowski , A. Gedanken , W. Łojkowski
AbstractThe idea of scaffolds for bone regeneration is to facilitate bone regrowth when the gap in it is too large for its natural healing. This can frequently happen after severe bone fractures, removal of bone tumours, craniomaxillofacial surgery, etc. Currently used bone implants are not fulfilling clinician’s criteria. The bone regrowth process is too slo w, the voids filling is incomplete, inflammatory processes may take place, and mechanical strength of the scaffold is low. In present work the ultrasonic technique was applied to produce a nanohydroxyaptite layer on the polymeric scaffolds surface. It is expected that the formed layer will significantly improve the cell attachment by changing the polymer surface properties, e.g. topography.
|Journal series||European Cells & Materials, ISSN 1473-2262|
|Publication size in sheets||0.3|
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|Score|| = 45.0, 09-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 45.0, 09-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2013 = 0.306; : 2013 = 4.887 (2) - 2013=5.991 (5)|
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