- Author : C.C. Chu
- Release Date : 31 October 2013
- Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
- Genre : Medical
- Pages : 704 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9780128091562
Download or read book entitled Biotextiles as medical implants by author: C.C. Chu which was release on 31 October 2013 and published by Elsevier Inc. Chapters with total page 704 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Catgut and collagen are the two most well-known natural materials for absorbable sutures; however collagen-based absorbable sutures have largely been replaced by synthetic materials made from one of five basic building blocks. The chemical structures of a variety of commercial absorbable sutures are reviewed. The characteristics, chemistry and manufacture of some nonabsorbable equivalents are also considered. A number of newly available materials, in particular the group of amino-acid based biodegradable poly(ester amide) fibers, are considered, together with the results of trials.