Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
On-line version ISSN 1561-3100
PEREDA CARDOSO, Osvaldo. Methodology of the use of coralline hydroxyapatite HAP-200 in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 2005, vol.19, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3100.
A methodological proposal for using coralline hydroxyapatite HAP-200 as an implant material in the treatment of acquired bone defects of the extremities was made to contribute to give a more efficient solution to this health problem in the specialty of Orthopedics and Traumatology. The design was mainly based on the results and previous experience of the use of the biomaterial in the clinical practice for 15 years at Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Central Military Hospital . It was made an analysis of the fundamental characteristics of coralline AP-200 that explains its qualities as a bone implant biomaterial. Recommendations concerning the proposed methodology were made.
Keywords : Methodology; biomaterial; coralline hydroxyapatite.