Long-term biological performance of injectable and degradable calcium phosphate cement
SourceBiomedical Materials, 12, 1, (2016), pp. 015009
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SubjectRadboudumc 10: Reconstructive and regenerative medicine RIMLS: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences; Radboudumc 17: Women's cancers RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
Enhancing degradation of poorly degrading injectable calcium phosphate (CaP) cements (CPCs) can be achieved by adding poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microparticles, generating porosity after polymer degradation. CPC-PLGA has proven to be biodegradable, although its long-term biological performance is still unknown. Optimization of injectability could be achieved via addition of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC). Here, we evaluated the long-term in vivo performance of CPC-PLGA with or without the lubricant CMC in comparison to the devitalized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) predicate device Bio-Oss(R). Rabbit femoral bone defects were injected with a CPC-formulation or filled with Bio-Oss(R) granules. Samples were retrieved at 6 and 26 weeks. Material degradation for Bio-Oss(R) was marginal, starting with 57% material remnants at implantation, 49% at 6 weeks, and 35% at 26 weeks, respectively. In contrast, CPC-PLGA and CPC-PLGA-CMC showed significant material degradation, starting with 100% material remnants at implantation, 56 and 78% at 6 weeks, and 8 and 21% at 26 weeks. Bone formation showed to be rapid for Bio-Oss(R), with 24% at 6 weeks, and a similar value (27%) at 26 weeks. Both CPC-PLGA and CPC-PLGA-CMC showed a continuous temporal increase in bone formation, with 13 and 6% at 6 weeks, and 44 and 32% at 26 weeks. This study showed that CPC-PLGA induces favorable bone responses with >90% degradation and >40% new bone formation after an implantation period of 26 weeks.
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