Calcium-phosphate scaffolds for bone implantation are brittle. The elastic properties are far from comparable to that of human bone. Adding resilient polymers to the calcium-phosphate scaffold could increase the elastic properties of the scaffolds. This study shows that adding polymers to a calcium-phosphate scaffold increases the mechanical strength without compromising the microstructure.
|Title of host publication||ICCM-17 - 17th International Conference on Composite Materials|
|Publisher||International Committee on Composite Materials|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Series||ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials|
- 3D-micro-CT scanning
- Bone implantation
- Mechanical testing