• Development of artificial articular cartilage

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      Artificial articular cartilage; PVA/Si nanocomposite; colloidal stability; mechanical strength; adhesive.

    • Abstract


      The present study describes the development of artificial articular cartilage on the basis of mimicking structural gel properties and mechanical gel properties of natural articular cartilage. It is synthesized from PVA/Si nanocomposite containing 20% Tetra ethoxy silane (TEOS) by sol–gel method. Mechanical strength of Poly(vinyl alcohol), PVA is improved up to 35 MPa. Manufacturing method is adopted considering colloidal stability of nano silica particle in PVA sol at specific pH = 1. An adhesive is also prepared from PVA/Si nanocomposite containing 40% TEOS for firm attachment of artificial articular cartilage on underlying bone with high bond strength.

    • Author Affiliations


      Biswajit Bera1

      1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur 713 209
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