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From: A new adhesive technique for internal fixation in midfacial surgery

Figure 3

Application of the bone bonding agent to bone. Application of the amphiphilic bone bonding agent to the hydrophilic bone. The bone bonding agent (yellow drop) contains hydrophobic monomers like MMA molecules (marked with the black triangles) and functional groups like hydroxy groups R-OH and carboxy groups R-COOH, where R is a placeholder for the organic moiety. The bone (grey marked area at the bottom of the diagramm) contains calcium ions Ca 2+ within its anorganic matrix and amino groups R-NH2 within its organic matrix; R is a placeholder for the organic moiety.

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