Resorbable ceramics used as porous bone substitutes are designed to favor bone in-growth and to be gradually replaced by natural tissues after in vivo resorption. However, a lack of experimental techniques to quantitatively monitor the evolution of their mechanical properties during resorption is noted. In this paper, we propose to use spherical instrumented indentation to follow-up the resorption of microporous resorbable ceramics at a local scale. Tests were performed at the core and at the surface of samples immersed for different durations in model fluids. Instrumented indentation was found to be an efficient technique to characterize and to follow-up the resorption of microporous ceramics, in excellent agreement with microstructural changes observed with X-ray diffraction and X-ray tomography. Instrumented indentation has the ability to capture the presence of gradients in the samples, enables the direct testing of wet samples and appears as a superior technique to compression tests mostly used in the literature.

Spherical instrumented indentation as a tool to characterize porous bioceramics and their resorption / Meille, S.; Gallo, M.; Clement, P.; Tadier, S.; Chevalier, J.. - In: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY. - ISSN 0955-2219. - 39:15(2019), pp. 4459-4472. [10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2019.06.040]

Spherical instrumented indentation as a tool to characterize porous bioceramics and their resorption

Gallo M.;
2019

Abstract

Resorbable ceramics used as porous bone substitutes are designed to favor bone in-growth and to be gradually replaced by natural tissues after in vivo resorption. However, a lack of experimental techniques to quantitatively monitor the evolution of their mechanical properties during resorption is noted. In this paper, we propose to use spherical instrumented indentation to follow-up the resorption of microporous resorbable ceramics at a local scale. Tests were performed at the core and at the surface of samples immersed for different durations in model fluids. Instrumented indentation was found to be an efficient technique to characterize and to follow-up the resorption of microporous ceramics, in excellent agreement with microstructural changes observed with X-ray diffraction and X-ray tomography. Instrumented indentation has the ability to capture the presence of gradients in the samples, enables the direct testing of wet samples and appears as a superior technique to compression tests mostly used in the literature.
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