Biotextiles as medical implants
  • Release Date : 31 October 2013
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Genre : Medical
  • Pages : 704 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128091562
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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two most well-known natural materials for absorbable sutures; however collagen-based absorbable sutures have largely been replaced by synthetic materials made from one of five basic building blocks.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.