Engineering Transactions, 51, 2-3, pp. 307–323, 2003

Non-Metallic Composite Materials for Bone Surgery

J. Chłopek
AGH - University of Science and Technology
Poland

G. Kmita
AGH - University of Science and Technology
Poland

Possibility of using non-metallic materials in biomedical applications was considered. The attention was focused mainly on polymer materials and both the carbon-carbon and carbon-reinforced polymer composites, their mechanical and biological properties. The obtained results indicate that some of these materials can be successfully used instead of metallic implants for biomechanical functions.
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