Alternative materials for fracture fixation.

  • Kam W Leong
  • Published 1995 in Connective tissue research

Abstract

Biodegradable polymers are gaining acceptance as alternative materials to metallic devices in fracture fixation applications. Self-reinforced polyglycolide and polylactide fixation devices have been used effectively in managing several thousand clinical cases involving small-fragment fractures. An eight percent incidence of non-specific inflammatory… (More)

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