Hydroxyapatite nails, prepared according to a novel method and endowed with better mechanical resistance, were coated with chitosan to impart enhanced biocompatibility and were introduced in the femurs of rabbits. Chitosan was found to be a favorable interface between bone and hydroxyapatite because it promoted an osteoconductive reaction.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics