Tissue healing during degradation of a long-lasting bioresorbable gamma-ray-sterilised poly(lactic acid) mesh in the rat: a 12-month study.

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AIM The purpose was to evaluate soft-tissue healing after poly(lactic acid) (PLA(94)) mesh implantation in a rat model. METHODS Full-thickness abdominal wall defects were created in 108 Wistar rats, and reconstructed with 83 PLA(94) and 25 lightweight polypropylene (PPL) meshes. The meshes were previously gamma-ray sterilised with 25, 75 or 125 kGy to… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000277933

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