ABSORBABLE INTRAMEDULLARY IMPLANTS FOR HAND FRACTURES - ANIMAL-EXPERIMENTS AND CLINICAL-TRIAL
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AbstractBiodegradable implants made from polyglycolic and polylactic acid co-polymers undergo degradation by hydrolysis which results in loss of their mechanical strength. The degradation of 1.5 mm polyglycolide rods (Biofix) was studied after intramedullary and subcutaneous implantation in rabbits. Two weeks after implantation there was a 73% reduction in strength of the intramedullary implants and a 64% reduction in the subcutaneous implants.
All Author(s) ListKUMTA SM, SPINNER R, LEUNG PC
Journal nameJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Volume
Year1992
Month7
Day1
Volume Number74
Issue Number4
PublisherBRITISH EDITORIAL SOC BONE JOINT SURGERY
Pages563 - 566
ISSN0301-620X
eISSN2044-5377
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesOrthopedics; ORTHOPEDICS; Surgery; SURGERY

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