2. Processing of Thermally Sprayed Tricalcium Phosphate (TCP) Coatings on Bioresorbable Polymer Implants

  1. Mineo Mizuno
  1. M. Baccalaro,
  2. R. Gadow,
  3. A. Killinger and
  4. K. V. Niessen

Published Online: 27 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291269.ch2

Advances in Bioceramics and Biocomposites: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 26, Number 6

Advances in Bioceramics and Biocomposites: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 26, Number 6

How to Cite

Baccalaro, M., Gadow, R., Killinger, A. and Niessen, K. V. (2005) Processing of Thermally Sprayed Tricalcium Phosphate (TCP) Coatings on Bioresorbable Polymer Implants, in Advances in Bioceramics and Biocomposites: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 26, Number 6 (ed M. Mizuno), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291269.ch2

Author Information

  1. University of Stuttgart Allmandring 7b Stuttgart, D-70569, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781574982367

Online ISBN: 9780470291269

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Keywords:

  • tricalcium;
  • osteoconductive;
  • paramount;
  • morphology;
  • monomodal

Summary

Bioresorbable polymer implants are a promising research and development field in maxiilofacial surgery, since their use eliminates the need for a secondary operation to remove metal implants. Mechanical properties and biocompatibility of these implants are nevertheless not completely satisfactory, and new composite devices are demanded. Thermally sprayed tricalcium phosphate (TCP) coatings may significantly increase the biocompatibility of polymer implants and contribute to match the resorption rate of the device with the bone healing rate, leading to a correct mechanical stress transfer implant/tissue and therefore to successful fracture fixation even in load conditions. The manufecturing process of suitable β-TCP powders for the Atmospheric Plasma Spraying (APS) via spray-drying granulation and the thermal spray coating process on bioresorbable poly (D,L) lactide devices are reported and discussed.