The International Organization for Standardization technical committee on implants for surgery.

  • Brian Bloch
  • Published 1984 in Journal of medical engineering & technology


The author defines surgical implants. Surgical applications of implants are shown to be increasing and the range of materials used is growing. Surgeons' knowledge of materials science is generally inadequate and there is now a need for implant standards and for assurance of their quality control. The problems in achieving this internationally are discussed… (More)


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