Crystallization Study and Comparative in Vitro–in Vivo Hydrolysis of PLA Reinforcement Ligament

@inproceedings{Beslikas2011CrystallizationSA,
  title={Crystallization Study and Comparative in Vitro–in Vivo Hydrolysis of PLA Reinforcement Ligament},
  author={Theodore Beslikas and Ioannis Gigis and Vasilios Goulios and John E. Christoforides and George Z. Papageorgiou and Dimitrios N Bikiaris},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
  year={2011}
}
In the present work, the crystallization behavior and in vitro-in vivo hydrolysis rates of PLA absorbable reinforcement ligaments used in orthopaedics for the repair and reinforcement of articulation instabilities were studied. Tensile strength tests showed that this reinforcement ligament has similar mechanical properties to Fascia Latta, which is an allograft sourced from the ilio-tibial band of the human body. The PLA reinforcement ligament is a semicrystalline material with a glass… CONTINUE READING