Accession Number : ADD001190
Title : Process for Fabricating Ceramic Bone Implant and Product Thereof.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Klawitter,J J
Report Date : 14 May 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : The patent application discloses a technique for producing a ceramic bone implant of high aluminum oxide material having a high degree of controlled pore structure suitable for accepting bone tissue ingrowth. A high porosity, fully reticulated polymeric sponge is infiltrated by a viscous slip of high aluminum oxide ceramic material having a foaming agent and catalyst therein; the slip is then foamed by controlled decomposition of the foaming agent. The material is dried slowly to prevent skrinkage cracks and is then sintered.
Descriptors : *Ceramic materials, *Bones, Patents, Implantation, Fabrication, Aluminum compounds
Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE