International Journal of Biomaterials / 2011 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

In Vivo and In Vitro Study of a Polylactide-Fiber-Reinforced β-Tricalcium Phosphate Composite Cage in an Ovine Anterior Cervical Intercorporal Fusion Model

Figure 1

(a) CeSpace Titanium Plasmapore cage serving as a control implant for the in vivo study. (b) Poly-(70L/30DL)-lactide-fiber-reinforced β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) composite cage (PLA70/β-TCP) for the in vivo study. (c), (d), and (e) Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) images of PLA70/β-TCP composite matrix by magnifications of 35X, 100X, and 500X, respectively, showing the ceramic particles in the surface of the polymer matrix without any isolating film.

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