Medical use of calcium phosphate ceramics

Louw Feenstra, Klaas de Groot

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioceramics Calcium Phosphate
EditorsK. de Groot
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351078580
ISBN (Print)0849364566, 9781315891033
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

First Published 1983; eBook Published 18 January 2018


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