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The relevance of biomaterials to the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

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Arcos Navarrete, Daniel and Boccaccini, A. R. and Bohner, M. and Díez Pérez, A. and Epple, M. and Gómez Barrena, E. and Herrera, A. and Planell, J. A. and Rodríguez Manas, L. and Vallet Regí, María (2014) The relevance of biomaterials to the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Acta Biomaterialia, 10 (5). pp. 1793-1805. ISSN 1742-7061

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is a worldwide disease with a very high prevalence in humans older than 50. The main clinical consequences are bone fractures, which often lead to patient disability or even death. A number of commercial biomaterials are currently used to treat osteoporotic bone fractures, but most of these have not been specifically designed for that purpose. Many drug- or cell-loaded biomaterials have been proposed in research laboratories, but very few have received approval for commercial use. In order to analyze this scenario and propose alternatives to overcome it, the Spanish and European Network of Excellence for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporotic Fractures, ‘‘Ageing’’, was created. This network integrates three communities, e.g. clinicians, materials scientists and industrial advisors, tackling the same problem from three different points of view. Keeping in mind the premise ‘‘living longer, living better’’, this commentary is the result of the thoughts, proposals and conclusions obtained after one year working in the framework of this network.


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RESEARCHER ID M-3378-2014 (María Vallet Regí)
ORCID 0000-0002-6104-4889 (María Vallet Regí)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Osteoporosis, Biomaterials, Ageing, Bone
Subjects:Sciences > Chemistry > Materials
Sciences > Chemistry > Chemistry, Inorganic
ID Code:40873
Deposited On:03 Feb 2017 09:03
Last Modified:03 Feb 2017 12:28

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