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Bioabsorbable implants in orthopaedics: new developments and clinical applications.

Bioabsorbable implants in orthopaedics: new developments and clinical applications. The use of bioabsorbable implants in orthopaedic surgical procedures is becoming more frequent. Advances in polymer science have allowed the production of implants with the mechanical strength necessary for such procedures. Bioabsorbable materials have been utilized for the fixation of fractures as well as for soft-tissue fixation. These implants offer the advantages of gradual load transfer to the healing tissue, reduced need for hardware removal, and radiolucency, which facilitates postoperative radiographic evaluation. Reported complications with the use of these materials include sterile sinus tract formation, osteolysis, synovitis, and hypertrophic fibrous encapsulation. Further study is required to determine the clinical situations in which these materials are of most benefit. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Pubmed

Bioabsorbable implants in orthopaedics: new developments and clinical applications.

The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons , Volume 9 (5): -271 – Oct 25, 2001

Bioabsorbable implants in orthopaedics: new developments and clinical applications.


Abstract

The use of bioabsorbable implants in orthopaedic surgical procedures is becoming more frequent. Advances in polymer science have allowed the production of implants with the mechanical strength necessary for such procedures. Bioabsorbable materials have been utilized for the fixation of fractures as well as for soft-tissue fixation. These implants offer the advantages of gradual load transfer to the healing tissue, reduced need for hardware removal, and radiolucency, which facilitates postoperative radiographic evaluation. Reported complications with the use of these materials include sterile sinus tract formation, osteolysis, synovitis, and hypertrophic fibrous encapsulation. Further study is required to determine the clinical situations in which these materials are of most benefit.

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ISSN
1067-151X
DOI
10.5435/00124635-200109000-00001
pmid
11575907

Abstract

The use of bioabsorbable implants in orthopaedic surgical procedures is becoming more frequent. Advances in polymer science have allowed the production of implants with the mechanical strength necessary for such procedures. Bioabsorbable materials have been utilized for the fixation of fractures as well as for soft-tissue fixation. These implants offer the advantages of gradual load transfer to the healing tissue, reduced need for hardware removal, and radiolucency, which facilitates postoperative radiographic evaluation. Reported complications with the use of these materials include sterile sinus tract formation, osteolysis, synovitis, and hypertrophic fibrous encapsulation. Further study is required to determine the clinical situations in which these materials are of most benefit.

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The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsPubmed

Published: Oct 25, 2001

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