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Bioceramics Development and Applications
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Research Article

Ceramic Materials: An Alternative for Surgical Saws

Ijaz Ul M*, David S and Ruediger H

Institute of Materials and Processes, University of Applied Sciences, Moltkestrasse 3076133, Karlsruhe, Germany

*Corresponding Author:
Ijaz Ul M
Institute of Materials and Processes, University of Applied Sciences
Moltkestrasse 3076133, Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel: +49(0)721 925-1908
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: September 13, 2016; Accepted date: September 21, 2016; Published date: September 27, 2016

Citation: Ijaz UM, David S, Ruediger H (2016) Ceramic Materials: An Alternative for Surgical Saws. Bioceram Dev Appl 6:097. doi: 10.4172/2090-5025.1000097

Copyright: © 2016 Ijaz UM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The surgical saws were developed from 3% Y-TZP and 12% Ce-ZrO2 powders. The specimens were isostatic pressed and sintered conventionally. The saw-teeth were machined by CNC machine using diamond tool. The investigation includes the raise in temperature in bone tissue during cutting process with respect to increase in cutting speed and pressure. Thermal damage of bone tissue would be harmful in case of recovery. The rise in temperature during cutting of bone by ceramic saw was compared with stainless steel saw. The significantly lower temperature during bone cutting, excellent corrosion resistance after sterilization, hardness, wear and abrasive resistance properties show the advantages of 3Y-TZP ceramic saws in orthopedic surgeries.