Absorbable intramedullary implants for hand fractures. Animal experiments and clinical trial.

@article{Kumta1992AbsorbableII,
  title={Absorbable intramedullary implants for hand fractures. Animal experiments and clinical trial.},
  author={Shekhar-Madhukar Kumta and Robert J Spinner and Ping-chung Leung},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1992},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={563-6}
}
Biodegradable implants made from polyglycolic and polylactic acid co-polymers undergo degradation by hydrolysis which results in loss of their mechanical strength. The degradation of 1.5 mm polyglycolide rods (Biofix) was studied after intramedullary and subcutaneous implantation in rabbits. Two weeks after implantation there was a 73% reduction in strength of the intramedullary implants and a 64% reduction in the subcutaneous implants. Polyglycolide implants were compared with Kirschner wires… CONTINUE READING
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