Influence of particle size on hardening and handling of a premixed calcium phosphate cement
2013 (English)In: Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine, ISSN 0957-4530, E-ISSN 1573-4838, Vol. 24, no 4, 829-835 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Premixed calcium phosphate cements (pCPC) have been developed to circumvent problems related to mixing and transfer of cements in the operating room. In addition, by using pCPC the short working times generally associated with conventional water-mixed cements are avoided. In this work, the influence of particle size on handlingand hardening characteristics of a premixed monetite cement has been assessed. The cements were evaluated with respect to their injectability, setting time and compressive strength. It was found that cements with smaller particle sizes were more difficult to inject and had higher compressive strength. Regarding setting time, no clear trend could be discerned. The addition of granules made the cements easier to inject, but setting time was prolonged and lower strengths were obtained. The main findings of this work demonstrate that particle size can be used to control handling and physical properties ofpremixed cements and that previous knowledge from water-based CPC, regarding effects of particle size, is not directly applicable to premixed CPC.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 24, no 4, 829-835 p.
monetite, brushite, injectability
Ceramics Biomaterials Science
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Materials Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-168646DOI: 10.1007/s10856-013-4855-zISI: 000318509100001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-168646DiVA: diva2:501705