The relevance of biomaterials to the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Arcos D, Boccaccini AR, Bohner M, Diez-Perez A, Epple M, Gomez-Barrena E, Herrera A, Planell JA, Rodriguez-Manas L, Vallet-Regi M
Zeitschrift: Acta biomaterialia
Verlag: Elsevier
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2014
Band: 10
Heftnummer: 5
Seitenbereich: 1793-1805
ISSN: 1878-7568


Osteoporosis is a worldwide disease with a very high prevalence in humans older than 50. The main clinical consequences are bone fractures, which often lead to patient disability or even death. A number of commercial biomaterials are currently used to treat osteoporotic bone fractures, but most of these have not been specifically designed for that purpose. Many drug- or cell-loaded biomaterials have been proposed in research laboratories, but very few have received approval for commercial use. In order to analyze this scenario and propose alternatives to overcome it, the Spanish and European Network of Excellence for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporotic Fractures, "Ageing", was created. This network integrates three communities, e.g. clinicians, materials scientists and industrial advisors, tackling the same problem from three different points of view. Keeping in mind the premise "living longer, living better", this commentary is the result of the thoughts, proposals and conclusions obtained after one year working in the framework of this network. © 2013 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Boccaccini, Aldo R. Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Biomaterialien)

Einrichtungen weiterer Autorinnen und Autoren

Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN)
Hospital Universitario de Getafe
RMS Foundation
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)
Universidad de Zaragoza
Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE)


Arcos, D., Boccaccini, A.R., Bohner, M., Diez-Perez, A., Epple, M., Gomez-Barrena, E.,... Vallet-Regi, M. (2014). The relevance of biomaterials to the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Acta biomaterialia, 10(5), 1793-1805.

Arcos, Daniel, et al. "The relevance of biomaterials to the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis." Acta biomaterialia 10.5 (2014): 1793-1805.


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