Biodegradation

Biodegradation

The ß-tricalcium phosphate (ß-TCP) bioceramic is entirely biodegradable. There are two main degradation processes: (1) dissolution by body fluids and (2) phagocytosis (osteoclasts, phagocytes, macrophages). The calcium and phosphorus from the degradation take part in the mineralization of the newly formed bone. The surplus is then naturally drained off.