Surface and mechanical analysis of explanted Poly Implant Prosthèse silicone breast implants.

  title={Surface and mechanical analysis of explanted Poly Implant Prosth{\`e}se silicone breast implants.},
  author={Lara Yildirimer and Alexander M. Seifalian and P. E. M. Butler},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={100 6},
BACKGROUND The recent events surrounding Poly Implant Prosthèse (PIP) breast implants have renewed the debate about the safety profile of silicone implants. The intentional use of industrial-grade instead of certified medical-grade silicone is thought to be responsible for reportedly higher frequencies of implant rupture in vivo. The differences in mechanical and viscoelastic properties between PIP and medical-grade silicone implant shells were investigated. Surface characterization of shells… CONTINUE READING
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