Tensile strength and host response towards different polypropylene implant materials used for augmentation of fascial repair in a rat model

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We compared inflammatory response, fibrosis and biomechanical properties of different polypropylene materials from one manufacturer (Tyco Healthcare) in a rat model for primary fascial repair. Full-thickness abdominal wall defects were primarily repaired using ‘overlay’ technique. Multifilament implants were Surgipro SPM and SPMW, the latter a wider-weave… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00192-006-0202-y

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