Elution characteristics and mechanical properties of calcium sulfate-loaded bone cement containing teicoplanin


Tuzuner T. , Uygur I., Sencan I., Haklar U., Oktas B., Ozdemir D.

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SCIENCE, vol.12, no.2, pp.170-177, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00776-006-1107-9
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.170-177

Abstract

Background. Acrylic bone cement is the most widely used drug delivery system clinically. It has already been shown that antibiotic release is significantly increased when calcium sulfate-loaded acrylic bone cement is used. However, there is no information yet about the mechanical responses of these composite materials. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of calcium sulfate on the elution characteristics and mechanical behavior of teicoplanin-loaded acrylic bone cement.