Standard Specification for Composition of Ceramic Hydroxylapatite for Surgical Implants
|Publication Date:||1 January 1988|
1.1 This specification covers material requirements for ceramic hydroxylapatite intended for surgical implants. For a material to be called ceramic hydroxylapatite, it must conform to this specification. (See Appendix X1.)
1.2 The biological response to ceramic hydroxylapatite in soft tissue and bone has been characterized by a history of clinical use (1-3) and by laboratory studies (4-6).
1.3 This specification specifically excludes hydroxylapatite coatings, non-ceramic hydroxylapatite, ceramic-glasses, tribasic calcium phosphate, whitlockite, and alpha- and beta-tricalcium phosphate. (See Specification F 1088.)