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Title Degradable polymers for skeletal implants / Paul I.J.M. Wuisman and Theo H. Smit, editors
Published New York : Nova Science Publishers, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 396 pages) : illustrations (some color), portrait
Contents ""DEGRADABLE POLYMERS FORSKELETAL IMPLANTS""; ""DEDICATION""; ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""ABOUT THE EDITORS""; ""PART I: BASIC SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING""; ""THE MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OFDEGRADABLE POLYMERS""; ""ABSTRACT""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS""; ""THE CHEMISTRY OF ESTERS""; ""THE CHEMISTRY OF POLYESTERS""; ""POLYMER TERMINOLOGY""; ""BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF BIODEGRADABLE POLYMERS""; ""POLYESTERS AS BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS""; ""1. Poly(lactic acid), PLA""; ""2. Poly(glycolic acid), PGA""; ""3. Copolymers of PGA and PLA, Poly(lactide-co-glycolide), PLGA""
""4. Bacterial Polyesters""""5. Other Polyesters""; ""6. Polyurethanes""; ""BIODEGRADATION""; ""REFERENCES""; ""TIME-DEPENDENT FAILURE IN LOAD-BEARINGPOLYMERS. A POTENTIAL HAZARD IN STRUCTURALAPPLICATIONS OF POLYLACTIDES""; ""ABSTRACT""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""DELAYED FAILURE IN POLYMERS""; ""Phenomenology""; ""Origin""; ""Intrinsic Deformation Behavior""; ""Predictability of Failure""; ""Delayed Failure of Polylactides""; ""Materials""; ""Mechanical Evaluation""; ""Long-Term Performance of PLA�s Vs other Glassy Polymers""; ""Influence of Molecular Degradation""; ""CONCLUDING REMARKS""
""CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF DEGRADABLE COMPOSITES""""CONCLUSION""; ""REFERENCES""; ""PRODUCT REALIZATION: THE PROCESSING OFBIOABSORBABLE POLYMERS""; ""ABSTRACT""; ""THE PROCESS OF PRODUCT REALIZATION""; ""CRITICAL PERFORMANCE CRITERIA""; ""Material Physical Properties Directly Affected by �""; ""Device “Delivery�""; ""Healing Response""; ""Wound “Environment� Issues""; ""Bioabsorbable Material Availability""; ""Manufacturability""; ""RAW MATERIAL""; ""POLYMER BLENDS AND COMPOSITES""; ""QUALITY ASSURANCE PROTOCOLS""; ""MELT PROCESSING""; ""MOLDED THREAD FORMS""; ""MACHINING""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Orthopedic implants.
Polyesters -- Biocompatibility.
Polymers in medicine.
Polymers.
Biocompatible Materials.
Materials Testing.
Prostheses and Implants.
Prosthesis Implantation.
Form Electronic book
Author Smit, Theo M.
Wuisman, Paul I. J. M.
ISBN 1617283576 (electronic bk.)
9781617283574 (electronic bk.)