Contains 78 papers from the 6th International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine, held in Philadelphia, USA and offers an extensive account of the leading edge research in this field of bioceramics. The sections are organized in such a way that they reflect the major lines of ceramics research, as well as focus on the critical properties and the mechanistic analyses of the interactions these materials elicit in tissues. The book includes sections on so called bioinert ceramics. These ceramics such as alumina and zirconia, are chemically very stable materials. They are primarily used in artificial joints and dental implants. Carbon-based ceramics have outstanding blood contact properties, and therefore, are the materials of choice in the construction of heart valves. This volume includes sections covering the current research on the use of bioactive ceramics and glasses as coatings on prostheses to achieve long-lasting fixation of devices.
The primary forum for presentation of new work in the field of bioceramics is the annual International Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine. The chapters of this book represent the proceedings of the 7th meeting in this important series, held in Turku, Finland, in July 1994. The conference attracted a multidisciplinary audience from the bioceramics community, including leading academic and industrial scientists, manufacturers and regulators. The volume comprises 69 articles.This work contains the latest research on the increasingly important and wide-ranging role of bioceramics in medicine. Contributions from internationally renowned scientists and researchers reflect the rapid developments occurring in major areas of ceramic materials used in orthopaedic, cardiovascular, dental and other applications.
This up-to-date and comprehensive account of current work in bioceramics will be a vital reference document for academic and industrial researchers in the field, and it will also be of great value to students and lecturers in materials science, medical engineering and clinical implantology. The book contains 115 high quality photographs, and contains both an author index and a subject index.
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