Every surgeon dealing with hard tissues is confronted with the problem of repairing bony defects or reconstructing existing bony structures. To perform such work, the surgeon needs extra material which is obtained by removing it from another area of the patient’s body. This requires a second operation, and thus doubles the chance of complications. Hence, if there exists a material that can be taken out of a drawer rather than to remove it from the patient’s own body, the patient, and the surgeon as well, would be better off.
|Title of host publication||Bioceramics Calcium Phosphate|
|Editors||K. de Groot|
|Number of pages||12|
|ISBN (Print)||0849364566, 9781315891033|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Jan 2018|