The Science of CERAMENT

Biphasic

Biphasic powder - two phases of action


Biphasic

Calcium Sulphate and Hydroxyapatite


Calcium Sulphate

Calcium Sulphate

  • The Alpha-form of CaS hemihydrate
    • Medical Grade
    • Higher density*
    • Slower resorption rate*
    • Stronger*
    • Resorbs 6 to 12 months* when combined with Hydroxyapatite
  • Safe and ease of handling
  • High injectability allows HA particles to be carried into the bone defect
  • Prevents HA particle migration
  • Provides stabilisation of the fracture and a resorbable matrix for new bone growth
  • Synthetically produced to assure high purity and reproducibility
  Hydroxyapatite

Hydroxyapatite

  • Stable, biocompatible calcium phosphate
  • The main constituent of bone
  • Highly crystalline particles to confer high injectability
  • Long term support and bone remodelling
    • Osteoconductive scaffold
  • The HA used in CERAMENT™ augments the CaS and retards resorption rate
  • Cancellous bone grows around and embeds the HA particles into new bone with no adverse inflammatory response
 
UNIQUE COMBINATION

 

*Compared to the Beta-form of Calcium Sulphate