An Introduction of New Artificial Bone Unit “Tetra-Bone”


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We fabricated a small α-TCP ceramic unit having four pods, named “Tetra-bone” employing a ceramic injection molding. Tetra-bone can keep uniform concave geometry among the pods as well as immobilizing each other. Owing to the monotony of Tetra-bone, weight of Tetrabones used can be converted into the number of Tetra-bones, volume that can be filled with Tetrabones, and the number of functional structures. By using Tetra-bones, bone defects can be filled with intentional geometry that helps to discuss the relation between geometric features of pores and bone formation.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 361-363)

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Guy Daculsi and Pierre Layrolle




K. Teraoka et al., "An Introduction of New Artificial Bone Unit “Tetra-Bone”", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 163-166, 2008

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November 2007




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