Processing, morphology, and biocompatibility of hydroxyapatite and carbon foam reinforced bioresorbable polymer Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • PDLGA is reinforced with hydroxyapatite and carbon foam for potential use in orthopedic reinforcement devices. Solution mixing and melt casting are described and morphology of the material systems is characterized, where the dispersion of hydroxyapatite in PDLGA and quality of infiltration of carbon foam is investigated. Additionally, cell studies are undertaken to ensure biocompatibility.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rodriguez, D. E., Ochoa, O. O., Hahn, M., & Sue, H. J.

publication date

  • December 2007