Definition: 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.
IM; coord with specific bone (IM) if relevant + substitute material (IM) if significant
Other names Materials, Bone Replacement; Material, Bone Replacement; Substitutes, Bone; Replacement Materials, Bone; Substitute, Bone; Replacement Material, Bone; Bone Substitute; Bone Replacement Material; Bone Replacement Materials