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Bioabsorbable Implants: Review of Clinical Experience in Orthopedic Surgery

Bioabsorbable Implants: Review of Clinical Experience in Orthopedic Surgery Bioabsorbable implants are widely used in orthopedic surgery today and the worldwide market is expanding rapidly. Despite the popularity of these implants, reports of complications continue to appear in the literature. Although the complications rarely have an adverse affect on long-term outcomes, the reports are too numerous to be mere isolated incidents related to one specific implant. Complications have been reported with most of the commercially available implant materials with varying incidence rates and severities of reactions to the implants. The purpose of this review is to summarize the adverse events that have been reported in clinical trials of bioabsorbable implants in orthopedic surgery. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annals of Biomedical Engineering Springer Journals

Bioabsorbable Implants: Review of Clinical Experience in Orthopedic Surgery

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Biomedical Engineering Society
Subject
Biomedicine; Biomedicine, general; Biomedical Engineering; Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics; Classical Mechanics; Biochemistry, general
ISSN
0090-6964
eISSN
1573-9686
DOI
10.1023/B:ABME.0000007802.59936.fc
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Abstract

Bioabsorbable implants are widely used in orthopedic surgery today and the worldwide market is expanding rapidly. Despite the popularity of these implants, reports of complications continue to appear in the literature. Although the complications rarely have an adverse affect on long-term outcomes, the reports are too numerous to be mere isolated incidents related to one specific implant. Complications have been reported with most of the commercially available implant materials with varying incidence rates and severities of reactions to the implants. The purpose of this review is to summarize the adverse events that have been reported in clinical trials of bioabsorbable implants in orthopedic surgery.

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Annals of Biomedical EngineeringSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 28, 2004

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