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Reactivity of calcium phosphate cements

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Since their discovery in 1983, calcium phosphate cements (CPCs) have been increasingly used as injectable bone substitutes. Moreover, most recent research studies have shown that CPCs have a very large potential for the synthesis of granular or macroporous calcium phosphate bone substitutes with enhanced biological properties. In all these applications, the control of the CPC reaction rate is of great importance. Despite numerous studies on the topic, there is still a relatively poor understanding of the mechanisms involved. This paper attempts to change this situation by reviewing the most relevant experimental and phenomenological approaches that can be used to control CPC setting rate.

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The article was received on 27 Apr 2007, accepted on 05 Jul 2007 and first published on 10 Aug 2007

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B706411J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2007,17, 3980-3986
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    Reactivity of calcium phosphate cements

    M. Bohner, J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 3980
    DOI: 10.1039/B706411J

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