Long-term evaluation of degradation and foreign-body reaction of subcutaneously implanted poly(DL-lactide-epsilon-caprolactone).

@article{Dunnen1997LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term evaluation of degradation and foreign-body reaction of subcutaneously implanted poly(DL-lactide-epsilon-caprolactone).},
  author={Wilfred F. A. den Dunnen and Peter Robinson and R van Wessel and Albert J Pennings and M. Barbara M. van Leeuwen and J. M. Schakenraad},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={337-46}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the degradation and foreign-body reaction of poly(DL-lactide-epsilon-caprolactone) (PLA85CL50) bars. This specific biomaterial is used for the construction of nerve guides, which can be used in the reconstruction of short nerve gaps. Subcutaneously implanted PLA85CL50 bars were harvested after implantation periods ranging from 3 to 12 months and evaluated for the rate of degradation and the degree of foreign-body reaction. It was observed that this… CONTINUE READING

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