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Calcium hydroxylapetite

R E Wehrs
Hydroxylapatite is a calcium bioceramic that has the same chemical composition as living bone, Ca10 (PO4) 6 (OH) 2. Since 1970 it has been used as a material in reconstructive prostheses and augmentation of lost tissues in various surgical specialties including maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, and orthopedics. For over 20 years the author has used autograft and homograft ossicles in tympanoplasty. These incudi have been modified into prostheses that were utilized in ossicular reconstruction...
May 1989: American Journal of Otology
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