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Osteoinduction, osteoconduction and osseointegration

Journal article
Authors Tomas Albrektsson
Carina B. Johansson
Published in European Spine Journal
Volume 10
Issue SUPPL. 2
ISSN 0940-6719
Publication year 2001
Published at Institute of Surgical Sciences, Department of Biomaterials
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.1007/s005860100282
Keywords Osseointegration
Subject categories Dentistry

Abstract

Osteoinduction is the process by which osteogenesis is induced. It is a phenomenon regularly seen in any type of bone healing process. Osteoinduction implies the recruitment of immature cells and the stimulation of these cells to develop into preosteoblasts. In a bone healing situation such as a fracture, the majority of bone healing is dependent on osteoinduction. Osteoconduction means that bone grows on a surface. This phenomenon is regularly seen in the case of bone implants. Implant materials of low biocompatibility such as copper, silver and bone cement shows little or no osteoconduction. Osseointegration is the stable anchorage of an implant achieved by direct bone-to-implant contact. In craniofacial implantology, this mode of anchorage is the only one for which high success rates have been reported. Osseointegration is possible in other parts of the body, but its importance for the anchorage of major arthroplasties is under debate. Ingrowth of bone in a porouscoated prosthesis may or may not represent osseointegration.

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