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Author Suzuki, Shuko.

Title Biomaterials for surgical operation / Shuko Suzuki, Yoshito Ikada
Published New York : Humana Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 211 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Biological Events Associated with Surgical Operation -- Bioabsorbable Polymers -- Sealants (Adhesives) against Bleeding and Other Types of Leakage -- Barriers to Prevent Tissue Adhesion -- Devices for Bone Fixation -- Growth Factors for Promoting Wound Healing -- Sutures for Wound Closure -- Conclusions
Summary Biomaterials for Surgical Operation offers a review of the latest advances made in developing bioabsorbable devices for surgical operations which include surgical adhesives (sealants), barriers for the prevention of tissue adhesion, polymers for fractured bone fixation, growth factors for the promotion of wound healing, and sutures. Over the years, many descriptions of biomaterials have appeared in academic journals and books, but most of them have been devoted to limited clinical areas. This is in marked contrast with this¬°volume which covers a wide range of bioabsorbable devices used in surgery from a practical point of view. The currently applied polymeric devices are critical in surgery, but all involve serious problems due to their poor performance. For instance, fibrin glue, the most widely used surgical sealant, can produce only a weak gel with low adhesive strength to tissues, accentuating the limited effectiveness of current treatment options. Likewise, the currently available barrier membranes cannot fully prevent tissue adhesion at the acceptable level and are, moreover, not easy to handle with endoscopes due to their poor mechanical properties. Biomaterials for Surgical Operation is aimed at those who are interested in expanding their knowledge of how the problems associated with the currently used devices for surgical operation can be solved. It primarily focuses on the absorbable biomaterials which are the main components of these medical devices
Analysis Medicine
Medicine & Public Health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biomedical materials.
Biocompatible Materials -- therapeutic use.
Surgical Procedures, Operative.
Form Electronic book
Author Ikada, Yoshito, 1935-
ISBN 9781617795701 (electronic bk.)
1617795704 (electronic bk.)