Developments in craniomaxillofacial surgery: use of self-reinforced bioabsorbable osteofixation devices.

@article{Ashammakhi2001DevelopmentsIC,
  title={Developments in craniomaxillofacial surgery: use of self-reinforced bioabsorbable osteofixation devices.},
  author={Nureddin A Ashammakhi and Hilkka Peltoniemi and Eero Waris and Riitta Suuronen and Willy Serlo and Minna Kellom{\"a}ki and Pertti T{\"o}rm{\"a}l{\"a} and Timo H Waris},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={167-80}
}
Because of the problems associated with the conventional osteofixation devices used in craniomaxillofacial surgery, absorbable devices present an appealing alternative. Devices made of the polymers polylactide, polyglycolide, and their copolymers (PLGA and P[L/DL]LA) are currently the most commonly used. Ultrahigh-strength implants can be manufactured from these polymers with the self-reinforcing technique. Over the authors' almost two decades of study, both in experimental and clinical… CONTINUE READING