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Effect of Fibers on the Fracture Strength of Bone-Cement Interfaces

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Morshed Khandaker, K. C. Utsaha, Aaush Khadka, Sandip Banstola

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

Paper No. SBC2013-14371, pp. V01AT09A016; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2013-14371
From:
  • ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Volume 1A: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Active and Reactive Soft Matter; Atherosclerosis; BioFluid Mechanics; Education; Biotransport Phenomena; Bone, Joint and Spine Mechanics; Brain Injury; Cardiac Mechanics; Cardiovascular Devices, Fluids and Imaging; Cartilage and Disc Mechanics; Cell and Tissue Engineering; Cerebral Aneurysms; Computational Biofluid Dynamics; Device Design, Human Dynamics, and Rehabilitation; Drug Delivery and Disease Treatment; Engineered Cellular Environments
  • Sunriver, Oregon, USA, June 26–29, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5560-7
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME

abstract

Background: The interfacial mechanics at the bone-cement or implant-cement interfaces is a critical issue for implant fixation and the filling of tissue defects created by disease. Electro spanning is a process by which fibers with sub-micron diameters can be obtained from an electrostatically driven jet of polymer solution. These fibers have a high surface area to volume ratio, which have numerous engineering applications. The present study is based on the hypothesis that the differences of the surface properties at bone/ cement interface due to incorporation of micro and sub-micron diameters fiber may have significant influence on the quality of bone/cement union.

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