Polymer and composite bone cements and related materials.
This literature review (112 references) concerns bioactive bone cements and biodegradable cement compositions. The materials showing biological activity due to inorganic fillers giving them osteoconductive properties, and the cements with antibacterial properties containing various antibiotics were presented. Various methods of biodegradable bone cements preparation to reach the optimal materials for either temporary filling of bone tissue losses or bone tissue reinforcement at the places of mechanical or pathological injuries were described. The compositions and properties of biodegradable systems based on poly(1,2-propylene fumarate) (PPF) or methacrylated polyanhydrides have been characterized.
Polymer and composite bone cements and related materials. Part II. Resorbable and bioactive compositions