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Bone Substitutes

"Bone Substitutes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Synthetic or natural materials for the replacement of bones or bone tissue. They include hard tissue replacement polymers, natural coral, hydroxyapatite, beta-tricalcium phosphate, and various other biomaterials. The bone substitutes as inert materials can be incorporated into surrounding tissue or gradually replaced by original tissue.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Bone Substitutes" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Bone Substitutes" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 147 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2011
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.