3. Hard Tissue Structure and Functionality

  1. Matteo Santin and
  2. Gary Phillips
  1. Antonio Merolli1 and
  2. Paolo Tranquilli Leali2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118129906.ch3

Biomimetic, Bioresponsive, and Bioactive Materials: An Introduction to Integrating Materials with Tissues

Biomimetic, Bioresponsive, and Bioactive Materials: An Introduction to Integrating Materials with Tissues

How to Cite

Merolli, A. and Leali, P. T. (2012) Hard Tissue Structure and Functionality, in Biomimetic, Bioresponsive, and Bioactive Materials: An Introduction to Integrating Materials with Tissues (eds M. Santin and G. Phillips), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118129906.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Brighton Studies in Tissue-Mimicry and Aided Regeneration (BrightSTAR), School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery, The Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy

  2. 2

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470056714

Online ISBN: 9781118129906

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Keywords:

  • bone composite structure, mechanical performance;
  • specialized cells, and bone homeostasis;
  • hard tissue, articular cartilage, bone tissue features

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition of Hard Tissues

  • Articular Cartilage

  • Bone Tissue

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Exercises/Questions for Chapter 3

  • References