Accession Number : ADA192097

Title :   Biocompatible, Biodegradable Polymers for Use in Bone Repair,

Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hollinger, Jeffrey O ; Ibay, Augusto C ; Mark, Deiren E

PDF Url : ADA192097

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The need to regenerate bone has inspired the development and application of a vast number of materials to treat skeletal deficiencies. Traditionally, autogenous grafts and allogeneic bone bank preparations are the treatments of choice for skeletal reconstruction. Of particular interest to our group are the biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic polymers that may be used as carrier systems for selected bone inducing protein aggregates. The biocompatible, biodegradable polymers offer the advantages of being immunologically privileged, capable of formation into almost any shape, and of degrading naturally and in harmony with new bone formation. Our discussion will be limited to synthetic polymeric materials that either have been investigated for delivering bone inducing proteins or that have potential for such application.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *THERAPY, *BONE FRACTURES, *PROSTHETICS, BIODETERIORATION, BONES, DEFICIENCIES, PROTEINS, REPAIR, SKELETON, SYNTHETIC MATERIALS, TRANSPLANTATION, OSTEOGENESIS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE