Autonomic healing of acrylic bone cement

A. Sydney Gladman, Asha Dee N. Celestine, Nancy R. Sottos, Scott R. White

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Self-healing in orthopedic bone cement is demonstrated with a novel thermoplastic solvent-bonding approach. Low toxicity solvent-filled microcapsules, embedded in a commercial acrylic bone cement matrix, enable recovery of up to 80% of the virgin fracture toughness of the cement at room and body temperature conditions without external stimuli or human intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-207
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Healthcare Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Bone cement
  • Fracture toughness
  • Microcapsules
  • Self-healing
  • Solvent bonding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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