volume 9, issue 4, P9-16 1975
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820090404
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Abstract: A written protocol for the investigation of candidate surgical implant materials is quite important. Biomaterials science sections of clinical protocols have been developed for porous alumina ceramic and nonporous vitreous carbon biomaterials. Published data on the properties of the biomaterials were evaluated as related to bone replacement and augmentation. Where necessary, limited laboratory studies were conducted. If decisions could not be reached with respect to a given application, animal studies were ini…

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