Hydroxyapatite-tricalcium phosphate as a filler for resected bone tumors or bone cysts of the upper extremity and hand

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Abstract

We used hydroxyapatite-tricalcium phosphate (HAP-TCP) granules to fill bone defects created by resection of bone tumors or bone cysts of the upper extremity and hand. Twenty-eight patients with bone tumors or bone cysts underwent resection and filling of defects with HAP-TCP. Twenty-two patients had solitary enchondromas of the metacarpals or phalanges, 2 had giant cell tumors of the distal radius, 1 had osteoid osteoma of the proximal shaft of the radius, 2 had solitary bone cysts of the proximal humerus, and 1 had an epidermoid cyst of the distal phalanx. We cut a rectangular window in the cortex over the lesion, resected the tumor or cyst, and filled the bone defect with HAP-TCP granules. The time until the range of motion recovered to more than 90% of that on the healthy side was 7.7 ± 2.6 weeks, the time until grip power recovered to more than 90% of that on the healthy side was 12.2 ± 2.5 weeks, and the time until HAP-TCP bonded with the surrounding bone was 14.8 ± 4.3 weeks. In conclusion, HAP-TCP was effective for filling bone defects created by resection or curettage of bone tumors or bone cysts of the upper extremity and hand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-966
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume192-195
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2001
Event13th international Symposium on Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS) - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 22-11-200026-11-2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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