calcium sulfate cement

calcium sulfate cement

A cement that depends primarily on the hydration of calcium sulfate for its setting and hardening properties; includes Keene’s cement, Parian cement, plaster of paris.
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identified that calcium sulfate cement could induce the formation of the membrane in the same way as PMMA and suggested the possibility of 1-stage surgery owing to its degradability [28].
To counter this problem, vertebroplasty device manufacturers are exploring various alternatives to PMMA such as bio-ceramic bone cement, composite resin cement (such as Cortoss by Orthovita), calcium phosphate and calcium sulfate cement, carbonated hydroxyapatite cement, partially absorbable bone cement (Cerament by BoneSupport) and so on.
Both of these problems can be reduced by adding calcium phosphates into the calcium sulfate cements. The presence of calcium phosphates creates a lattice for apatite (bone mineral) formation, improves bioresorbability, and is expected to increase the mechanical strength of the sulfate cement.