An Overview of Mechanical Properties and Material Modeling of Polylactide (PLA) for Medical Applications

  title={An Overview of Mechanical Properties and Material Modeling of Polylactide (PLA) for Medical Applications},
  author={J{\"o}rgen S. Bergstr{\"o}m and Danika Hayman},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
This article provides an overview of the connection between the microstructural state and the mechanical response of various bioresorbable polylactide (PLA) devices for medical applications. PLLA is currently the most commonly used material for bioresorbable stents and sutures, and its use is increasing in many other medical applications. The non-linear mechanical response of PLLA, due in part to its low glass transition temperature (T g ≈ 60 °C), is highly sensitive to the molecular weight and… CONTINUE READING
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