Degradable implant materials: A review of synthetic absorbable polymers and their applications

@inproceedings{Barrows1986DegradableIM,
  title={Degradable implant materials: A review of synthetic absorbable polymers and their applications},
  author={Th Barrows},
  year={1986}
}
The concept of using degradable materials for implants which only serve a temporary function has been of interest for many years. In this article, the origins of current degradable implant materials are examined and the chemical and biological properties of synthetic absorbable polymers presently available for clinical and experimental use are reviewed. Applications for absorbable polymers in wound closure, orthopaedics, dentistry, cardiovascular surgery, intestinal surgery, urology, nerve… CONTINUE READING

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