hydroxylapatite

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hydroxylapatite

[hī¦dräk·səl′ap·ə‚tīt]
(mineralogy)
Ca5(PO4)3OH A rare form of the apatite group that crystallizes in the hexagonal system.
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Kanoe, "Long-term outcome of acetabular reconstruction using a kerboull-type acetabular reinforcement device with hydroxyapetite granule and structural autograft for AAOS type II and III acetabular defects," Journal of Arthroplasty, vol.
20118, performed a pilot study using split mouth design, 10 patients were treated either with open flap debridement alone or with new composite alloplast (Hydroxyapetite, Bioglass, Calcium phosphate) implantation.
Hydroxyapetite is often applied to titanium implants via TPS to aid osseo-integration.
While the reason for the lower incidence of dental caries may be multifactorial, past in vitro experiments have shown a strong affinity for phytate and calcium hydroxyapetite in tooth enamel, forming a physical barrier that protects against acid attacks.