Bioabsorbable plates and screws: Current state of the art in facial fracture repair.

@article{Suuronen2000BioabsorbablePA,
  title={Bioabsorbable plates and screws: Current state of the art in facial fracture repair.},
  author={Riitta Suuronen and Ilkka Kallela and Christian Lindqvist},
  journal={The Journal of cranio-maxillofacial trauma},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={19-27; discussion 28-30}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The use of bioabsorbable materials in craniomaxillofacial surgery began a new era in fracture fixation. The purpose of this paper is to review the historical perspectives and the current concept of bioresorbable materials in fracture fixation. METHODS AND MATERIALS The authors review the biochemistry and clinical characteristics of bioabsorbable polymers--polylactic acid (PLA), polyglycolic acid (PGA), polydioxanone (PDS), and their copolymers. Their use and clinical… CONTINUE READING

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