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Online Journal of Veterinary Research


Volume 21(11):733-727, 2017.

Bioceramic scaffold for bone reconstruction


Bahaa Fakhri Hussein1 Hanadi Majeed A-lfaham2 Th. A. Abass3


1Department of Anatomy & Histology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq. 2Ministry of Industry and Minerals-General Commission for Research and Industrial Development, Al Razi Center for Research and Medical Diagnostic Kits Production 3Department of Medical Engineering, University of Technology, Iraq




Hussein BF, Alfaham HM, Abass A., Bioceramic scaffold for bone reconstruction, Onl J Vet Res., 21(11):733-727, 2017. Porous biodegradable scaffolds for bone remodeling reconstruction made with 10-20g crab shell powder, 40-50g dextrin, 10-20g Al-kharit and 20-30g gelatin are described. Scaffolds were constructed by heat processing and scanned by electron microscopy for structural characterization and particle size. The 3D-Scaffolds with controlled porosity and adequate strength were biodegradable and biocompatible. In water immersion, the scaffolds persisted 10-30 days without dimensional or visible surface degradation. X-ray diffraction showed CaCO3 like Graphite crystals at 200nm. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) showed macro-microspore 25 μm-90 μm with homogeneous interior crab shell powder (calcium carbonate) microcrystal polygonal pores.


Key word: Crab, Dextrin, Al-kharit, Gelatin, Tissue engineering, Scaffold.