Implants in the abdominal wall of the rat.


An experimental model is presented that allows qualitative as well as quantitative studies of the soft tissue response to implant materials used in reconstructive surgery. Plugs of non-alloyed titanium and polymers (Teflon, Delrin) were inserted into the abdominal wall of rats, with a portion of the plug penetrating through the peritoneum into the abdominal… (More)


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