Osteoconduction vs biodegradation


The bioceramics granules have been implanted in the lower extremity of the femur in rabbit. The results after 12 weeks show the growth of a significant quantity of bone tissues into the ceramic pores (A). A direct contact is formed at the interface between the bioceramic and the new bone formation (B). The new bone formation and the rate of the material biodegradation increase with time.

Implantation (weeks) Osteogenesis Biodegradation
12 22.39%±3.10% 33.72%±11.23%
24 31.97%±9.34% 54.64%±21.47%